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Formula 1 Driving in Portimao Circuit (Algarve, Portugal)

  • Portimao Circuit - Mon-Fri (Algarve, Portugal)
  • 1 person

Availability: In stock

Formula 1 cars represent the ultimate in automotive technology. They are the fastest, most sophisticated and most glamorous vehicles in existence. Now you can live out the fantasy of motorsport fans all over the world and take the wheel of one of these astonishing machines yourself and drive it on a genuine F1 circuit.

Your experience begins with 2 introductory sessions of 20 minutes each in our Formula 3 car (around 12 laps in total). This is an intense, exciting driving session in itself, which gives you plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the track.

Next come your laps in the Formula 1. You'll drive the exact same corners, straights and chicanes as some of the greatest names in F1 such as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

A truly unique and unforgettable driving experience, with no equal!

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What you get

  • Once you've arrived at the pit garage we'll introduce you to our professional driving instructor who'll give you a thorough safety and technical briefing, explaining exactly what to expect from the cars and the circuit. You'll then be given the following necessary equipment, including the driver's suit, helmet and shoes. For the duration for the pandemic you will need to purchase the Covid Higiene Pack at the circuit for 30€, which will consist of gloves, balaclava, t-shirt and earplugs.
  • We'll explain everything you need to know in order to complete your laps safely, and share advice for getting the most out of your experience.
  • You'll then complete two sessions of 15 minutes each in our Formula Renault (around 10-14 laps in total), which will allow you to get used to the track and the unique personality of this kind of racing car.
  • After a light lunch you'll put everything you've learnt into practice behind the wheel of the Formula 1, driving for the number of laps purchased.

Car specifications

  • Engine: Ford Cosworth V8
  • Power: 700CV
  • Cylinders: 8 in V
  • Drive: rear wheel
  • Transmission: F1 gear change

Portimão Circuit

The Algarve International Circuit, commonly referred to as Portimão Circuit, is a 4.653km race circuit located in Portimão, Algarve region, in Portugal. During 2020 and 2021 it hosted the Fórmula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix and MotoGP.

Length: 4.6km

Location: The circuit is located in Sítio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, 8500-148 Portimão, Portugal.

Dates

  • Open booking: Not yet ready to commit to a specific date? With our 'open booking' option you can make your choice later, selecting your preferred date from our calendar when convenient. You have 12 months from the date of your purchase to complete your experience.
  • Fixed date: decide which is your preferred date from the available options and select that option when completing your purchase.

Season

Certain dates throughout the year, never at weekends or public holidays.

Experience duration

You will be at the circuit for a whole day, from 8:00 until 18:00 approximately.

Guests

You may invite up to 3 guests at a cost of 60€ per person (minimum age 10 years). The price includes breakfast, lunch, a champagne cocktail, access to the snack bar throughout the whole day and of course access to the pit lane where you can watch all the action. Children must be accompanied by an adult OTHER than the driver.

Special conditions

  • the driver must present a valid driving licence on the day
  • maximum weight: 105 kg, maximum height: 1,95 metros, maximum foot size: 46 (UK: 12).
  • you will be asked to sign a letter of commitment to good driving before being granted access to the vehicles.
  • the participant will be liable to pay for the first 4000€ of any damage caused to the car. This can be reduced to 2000€ upon payment of 190€ insurance on the day.

Weather

the experience will take place on the agreed date, using wet weather tyres in the event of rain. Cancellations will only take place in extreme circumstances, with the decision being made on the day of the event.

For information on how to add extra laps (whether in the same car or additional model) or on-board video recording to your driving pack, get in touch with our reservations team before the date of your experience by email or by telephone. We will be delighted to assist you.

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What you get

  • Once you've arrived at the pit garage we'll introduce you to our professional driving instructor who'll give you a thorough safety and technical briefing, explaining exactly what to expect from the cars and the circuit. You'll then be given the following necessary equipment, including the driver's suit, helmet and shoes. For the duration for the pandemic you will need to purchase the Covid Higiene Pack at the circuit for 30€, which will consist of gloves, balaclava, t-shirt and earplugs.
  • We'll explain everything you need to know in order to complete your laps safely, and share advice for getting the most out of your experience.
  • You'll then complete two sessions of 15 minutes each in our Formula Renault (around 10-14 laps in total), which will allow you to get used to the track and the unique personality of this kind of racing car.
  • After a light lunch you'll put everything you've learnt into practice behind the wheel of the Formula 1, driving for the number of laps purchased.

Car specifications

  • Engine: Ford Cosworth V8
  • Power: 700CV
  • Cylinders: 8 in V
  • Drive: rear wheel
  • Transmission: F1 gear change

Portimão Circuit

The Algarve International Circuit, commonly referred to as Portimão Circuit, is a 4.653km race circuit located in Portimão, Algarve region, in Portugal. During 2020 and 2021 it hosted the Fórmula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix and MotoGP.

Length: 4.6km

Location: The circuit is located in Sítio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, 8500-148 Portimão, Portugal.

Dates

  • Open booking: Not yet ready to commit to a specific date? With our 'open booking' option you can make your choice later, selecting your preferred date from our calendar when convenient. You have 12 months from the date of your purchase to complete your experience.
  • Fixed date: decide which is your preferred date from the available options and select that option when completing your purchase.

Season

Certain dates throughout the year, never at weekends or public holidays.

Experience duration

You will be at the circuit for a whole day, from 8:00 until 18:00 approximately.

Guests

You may invite up to 3 guests at a cost of 60€ per person (minimum age 10 years). The price includes breakfast, lunch, a champagne cocktail, access to the snack bar throughout the whole day and of course access to the pit lane where you can watch all the action. Children must be accompanied by an adult OTHER than the driver.

Special conditions

  • the driver must present a valid driving licence on the day
  • maximum weight: 105 kg, maximum height: 1,95 metros, maximum foot size: 46 (UK: 12).
  • you will be asked to sign a letter of commitment to good driving before being granted access to the vehicles.
  • the participant will be liable to pay for the first 4000€ of any damage caused to the car. This can be reduced to 2000€ upon payment of 190€ insurance on the day.

Weather

the experience will take place on the agreed date, using wet weather tyres in the event of rain. Cancellations will only take place in extreme circumstances, with the decision being made on the day of the event.

For information on how to add extra laps (whether in the same car or additional model) or on-board video recording to your driving pack, get in touch with our reservations team before the date of your experience by email or by telephone. We will be delighted to assist you.

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