Ferrari Driving Experience
Great reception from the Mithril folks at Goodwood and their smiles and enthusiasm boded well for a happy experience ahead.
Got to admit that my years rolled back when the anticipation of a youngster returned with the eagerness for my turn to climb into the Ferrari 308. The big moment came and I carefully fitted myself into the driver's seat while the instructor provided me a well-structured briefing of the car and track, with emphasis on the main safety points. A quick aside....couldn't see a radio in the car, no aircon, where was the GPS and what was that clutch peddle? Oh well, here goes. Thinks...whatever I do, I must not stall the car in front of the onlookers (VERY embarrassing) and remember the instructor's briefing , do NOT move the gear-stick vertically from first to reverse as it could be detrimental to the health of the car (VERY expensive).
The circuits of Goodwood were a blur of concentration and enjoyment. Must say, the instructor's positive guidance, with a the occasional higher pitched screams, worked wonders and, by the third lap, I believe that I was starting to use the markers around the circuit to optimize the turns in a car that cried out to be driven. Of course, I am convinced that I came close to the track record and a furtive glance at the speedo seemed to indicate reaching 160mph ......or was it 60mph? Whatever, it did not matter as I was flushed with long-lost excitement . Encouragingly, the instructor seemed excited too but in a different way.....quite emotional, drained face and even his knuckles looked pasty white. I must have impressed him!
Bad points of the experience? They did not gift-wrap the car for me at the end of my drive. And so it was back to home for me, in my somewhat more sedate automatic car, and a wait for Ferrari's letter of invitation for me to join their Formula 1 driving team!
22 June 2014
most enjoyable afternoon arrived early and track was not live and was able to look and photograph a few of the cars. would recommend any diving at goodwood , due to the excellent team at mithril racing.
09 June 2014
Fantastic Birthday Gift
Although we travelled 250 miles for my Ferrari Experience it was worth every second. The whole team at North Weald Aerodrome couldn't have been more helpful and made the morning an event never to be forgotten. The event was extremely well organised and ran like clockwork. The experience of driving a Lamborghini and an Aston Martin on the same day will never be forgotten. Thank you very much for a superb birthday present.
01 June 2014
Ferrari F458 a go-go
Great experience at Elvington. I jumped at the opportunity to upgrade to the F458. What a machine! The driving instructor (Craig) provided excellent guidance for me to get the best out of my drive. Brilliant experience. Would definitely recommend.
10 May 2014