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Fast car experiences at Silverstone

Last updated: 13 March, 2024

For any petrol-head, the ultimate fantasy must be roaring around Silverstone in an F1 car; speed, white-knuckle thrills and high-octane glamour all rolled into one.

Although actual F1 cars aren’t on offer, drivers can choose from single-seater race cars (0-60mph in under five seconds), classic cars such as an Aston Martin or a Ferrari. Wannabe stunt drivers can learn the tricks and techniques of handbrake turns, ‘drifting’ and reverse spins on an Ultimate Stunt Driving Day. 1-to-1 driver coaching, which includes 60 minutes on the track and a debrief session, is also available.

If you love the feel of speed, but don’t fancy getting behind the wheel, Silverstone offers ‘Hot Rides’ in two-seater sports cars, with an experienced professional doing the driving. To top it all off, Silverstone can arrange helicopter transfers from London to the circuit, bookable on the website.

Logistics

Price from: £190
Minimum age: 16
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: 1.5+ hours

Getting there & doing it

Silverstone is around 1.5 hours’ drive from London. The nearest station is Wolverston, nine miles away, which takes about 45 minutes from London Euston, changing at Milton Keynes.

A single experience lasts from 1.5-2.5 hours, which includes a safety briefing. Book online for a specific date, and arrive at least 40 minutes before your start time. Wear clothes that cover your legs and arms, with flat-soled shoes. Varying weight, height and age restrictions apply; check before booking.

Stay with the F1 theme with a visit to the White Horse in Silverstone village, just ten minutes’ walk from the racetrack. It’s crammed with racing memorabilia.

When to do it

Silverstone is open all year round, seven days a week. Experiences are run on set days – check the website to see what is available when.