Driving experience days: are they the ultimate adrenaline adventure?

Driving experience days are considered one of the best adrenaline adventures around, mainly because you get the opportunity to drive at speed for a while – the sort of speed that could get you a fine if you tried it on an ordinary road! Why not spend a few hours at a place such as Silverstone, driving cars that you could normally only dream about?

The types of days you can try

Outdoor driving circuits are among the most popular options for adventure days, and if you just take Silverstone as an example, you can spend a bit of time driving a Ferrari or an Aston Martin, or learn to drive when you are just inches from the ground in a Formula One car. You even have the opportunity to test your own car out on the track to see what you can do with it. Driving experience days vary in cost according to the type of experience and the length of time that you will be spending in the car, but there is something to suit all budgets.

On the day, you get to work with professional drivers and pick up a few tips and tricks. There is even a stunt driving experience that is perfect for the real adventurer. You are taught how to perform some basic stunts, and then there are challenges that you can take part in as well. Track days are a popular option, and there are even rookie days where the younger generation can have a spin around the track.

Formula One driving has to be one of the most popular options for driving experience days – everybody wants to know how it feels to be Lewis Hamilton! Anyone who loves watching Formula One on TV will love this driving experience that can really get the adrenaline moving. As part of the experience, you get instruction on the driving techniques that you need to get around the circuit, a short driving session for practice with the help of a pace car, then another driving session without the pace car. This is followed by a debrief.

Keep up with Formula One

Even if you were not a fan of Formula One and motorsports before, you probably will be after you have tried it for yourself, and the best way to find out more is to check out the official website of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), where there are details on all kinds of motorsports and related events. Reading around the subject is also useful, and with publications such as Max Mosley’s memoirs around, you get to find out all kinds of interesting facts about the sports.

Some adventure days do not offer the same boost to adrenaline as the driving experience days; these rely on quick reflexes and skills, which is why they are ideal for those who love to be behind the wheel and who want to be a little more creative than they are permitted with standard driving!