How To Drive An F1 Car

How to drive an F1 car

How to drive an f1 car is one of the many questions that we have often asked over the years, so it seemed appropriate to create this post, to help provide some answers to this question.

Probably the best starting point is to consider how difficult is it to drive an f1 car.

How To Drive An F1 Car

How To Drive An F1 Car or How Not To Drive An F1 Car.

Take a look at the video above which shows Rob Gill learning the hard way, when he jumps in the Williams FW33 Formula 1 car, despite the efforts of Susie Wolff.

Although professional Formula 1 racing drivers make driving a formula 1 car look easy, this is only due to the hours, months or years that they have spent to learn how to drive an f1 car.

Apart from having 4 wheels, an engine and brakes, a real f1 car is nothing like a road car. F1 Cars are developed by a team specialists to be at the cutting edge of technological development.

They only have 2 pedals, one for go faster and one for stop. The rest of the work is controlled by paddles on the steering which operate the clutch and gears.

Anyone can drive an f1 car, provided you have a big cheque book or have some very good friends who want to help you put a big tick on your bucket list.

One of the biggest mistakes that are made is to jump into an f1 car and expect to be able to drive it.

What normally happens is that you will stall the engine. This is generally because you do not know how to drive a formula 1 car. You need lots of revs and to be able to control the clutch.

Even after stalling many times, and you have finally mastered this stage, you shoot off so fast that you get such a fright.

F1 cars are designed to be driven fast and stop just as fast.

Another big mistake that most people make is to drive too slowly, worried about crashing the car.

You are probably more likely to crash an F1 car by going too slowly than driving fast. This is because an F1 car needs hot tyres and brakes to make it work correctly.

This may sound a little negative, but think about the amazing adrenaline rush that you will experience with up to 700 bhp pushing you forward faster that you have ever experienced, when you have mastered the technique.

Do it right and minimise the pain, by learning from experienced drivers.

If you are planning to spend a lot of money to drive an F1 car, our recommendation is to sign up for an F1 Driving Course Experience that lasts a full day and includes tuition from professional, experienced drivers who can demonstrate all the steps required, to enable you to learn how to drive an f1 car.

This will include Technical Briefing for driving a racing car, including details about the circuit, Gearbox, Weight distribution / shifting, Braking, Safety, Starting procedure, Acceleration technique.

Once you have learned all this you have an opportunity to put the theory into practice driving a Formula 3 car.

After a debrief and a chance to answer questions to try and improve your knowledge, you will receive Formula 1 Technical Briefing.

This briefing will include details about the Semi-automatic gearbox, Dashboard & Paddle-shift operation, Braking, Safety, Starting procedure specifically for modern paddle shift Formula 1 cars.

Only after all of this are you deemed ready to be let loose in an unrestricted power Formula 1 car.

You could Drive a Williams FW33 Formula 1 car at Spanish Grand Prix circuit, Barcelona, Hungarian Grand Prix circuit, Budapest or the former French Grand Prix circuit of Magny Cours Grand Prix circuit.