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Formula F1000 Driving

Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire   

• Drive a Formula 1000 racing car on the track
• Take this single seater out for 10 or 30 laps
• In-car briefing as passenger in a sports car
• Feel the power of this car with a motorbike engine!

What's Included

• Welcome and theory based briefing, covering performance track driving and track day etiquette
• 3 instructor driven track paced sighting laps in a track prepared sports car to learn the racing lines and braking points followed by 1 high speed passenger lap
• Track prepared sports cars include Evo X, Impreza STi, BMW M3 and Porsche Cayman
• 10 laps driving the Formula F1000 or for 30 laps opt for the ultimate driving experience
• Each lap is approximately 1km
• Experiences last approximately one and a half hours
• Performance driving debrief with your instructor

What Can I Expect

This is Formula 1000! F1000 is one of the most popular single seater motorsport categories in the UK. This is your chance to drive one of these amazing open-wheelers on a circuit. It's going to be fast. Very fast. Let's see if you've got what it takes to be a bonafide Formula 1000 racing driver…

If you're wondering what the 1000 bit of the name Formula 1000 means, it alludes to the capacity of the engines in these single seaters. And these are 1000cc motorbike engines we're talking about here. Yep, a powerful motorbike engine in a car. Crazy, but true!

So. Shape a super lightweight monocoque chassis, stick a four cylinder motorbike engine it and watch it go! This combination of a motorcycle engine in a car (that's really light) gives you massively impressive performance figures: top speed 150mph, 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and a rev counter that bounces nicely up to 14,000rpm. And seeing as it does 0-100mph in just 4.75 seconds, it's also reassuring to find out that the F1000 brakes at 125mph to stand still in 4.50 seconds.

How do you drive a genuine Formula 1000 single seater? Well, for a start you'll be on your own out there when you drive this motorbike-engined car, so the sessions commence with an in-car race briefing. You'll be a passenger in a high-performance car for two sighting laps to do a recce of the circuit, followed by one lap at speed.

Now you've seen where you'll be driving, it's time for you to get out there and do it! As you leave the pit lane in your F1000, the adrenaline will be pumping. It's just you, a very lightweight open-wheeled chassis and one powerful motorbike engine. It's going to be noisy, scarily low to the ground and ridiculously rapid.

We reckon you're going to enjoy your extravaganza in the Formula F1000. It's a cracking category of car that competes in a superb Championship, which attracts future top-level motorsport winners for sure. You'll need to be fleet-footed and confident to get the most out of this single seater when you take it for spin at Bovingdon!


• Selected weekdays throughout the year
• Saturdays are available for a £39 upgrade fee payable when booking your date
• Experiences are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Bovingdon Airfield, Hemel Hemstead, Hertfordshire

Suitable For

• Height restrictions: minimum 5ft 2ins, maximum 6ft 1ins
• Weight restrictions: maximum 16 stone
• A full manual driving licence is required
• Participants must be physically fit with no serious health conditions


• Spectators are welcome to come along

Anything Else

  • Race boots are recommended, alternatively plimsolls must be worn which are provided free of charge (max shoe size UK12)
  • Glasses must be worn if needed
  • Refreshments and snacks are available to purchase onsite
  • Optional Damage Liability Reduction waivers are available starting from £25
  • Any participant entering a vehicle will be requested to complete a Disclaimer in order to participate in their experience

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Formula F1000 Driving
10 Lap Formula F1000 Drive
Total Price£89.00
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