Silverstone Choice Voucher
The Single-seater race car experience is fantastic. The best track event I have been on. After a few laps behind the pace car they let you drive round at your own speed. The briefing beforehand is comprehensive and easy to understand. 10 out of 10
26 August 2014
Waste of time
The GTR was a great car and instructor was great with her instruction, but 4 laps on the national circuit was a waste of time as you dont get enough time to get used to the car and paddle shift if not used one before. The experience was all over in last than 10 mins, I was very disappointed with the day, felt sorry for people who had to travel a long way to get to silverstone for there experience.
24 August 2014
Aston Martin Thrill Experience
An amazing car on an amazing circuit!
Very well organised by Silverstone, informative, interesting briefing session in the classroom, followed by being escorted down to the car pool and given your safety helmet and introduced to your instructor.
The "Thrill Experience" is only 3 laps of the International Track, which goes by in the blink of an eye, but man alive (!) what an adrenaline rush!
Your instructor gives minimal instruction, simply telling you to change gear, brake, accelerate or that you are about to hit something....(hopefully not the last one!).
Although they ask if you have ever done this before, they tend to assume that you are completely familiar with the car and with the track. So when you are screaming towards a corner at eye watering speeds (maybe that's just the way I was driving....?) you don't know if it is a fast corner or slow corner and the instructor isn't going to give you any clues, so what happens is that you invariably plough into the corner too fast, scream some tyre rubber off and compromise your exit speed.
It makes for a great adrenaline rush, but if you are trying to lap the track like a professional, then forget it, you have no hope. Plus the fact that there is SO much going on, very quickly, that your brains just starts to melt, so rational thought melts along with it and any memorising of the track before you arrived completely evaporates!
The Aston Martin is a mind blowing car. It seems to accelerate forever and will decelerate seemingly from any speed (mine wouldn't because I wasn't hitting the pedal hard enough), it will also go round any corner with no roll or very little steering wheel input. Best not to try it on the M25 though!
Despite what the advice said in the briefing before the drive, you really are driving like you would on the Playstation.....full on acceleration and full on braking. Ignore the advice to feed in the throttle and ease on the brakes, that simply doesn't work on the track.
11 August 2014
What a day! I'm lucky enough to have been before but this was even better. Absolutely brilliant. Drove the GTR with a 2013 UK and European champion as my instructor! I will be back.
11 August 2014
Everything from the initial briefing to the experience. On the track was very well organized showing how to drive efficiently and effectively using all the track .. Ive driven 820 cars in my time at 18 hit my first. 135mph but now hitting 50!had the experience of a lifetime. In the. Ferrari especially on such an Iconic track
My co driver was very competent. Making my time on the track very enjoyable and enthralling
Thank you SIlverstone for a superb afternoon
I will definitely return once again for another xexperience afternoon
09 August 2014
The Silverstone Single-seater thrill session is absolutely brilliant - but just doesn't last long enough! LoL! Getting there is easy - just remember to arrive a good 30 minutes before your 'slot' - and take a long sleeve jumper or shirt to wear when in the race car. Booking in was slow because of so many people having experience days - be patient. The briefing is very interesting and thorough - then to the car itself. Wicked fun if a little frustrating - there are only two overtaking areas allowed at Stowe circuit which does spoil it if you've got to grips with the car/cornering/speed. :)
09 August 2014
The most exhilarating thing Iv ever done
The whole experience was brilliant. Very well organised, our instructor was an ex f1 driver and his advice was great. I also loved the fact that we had freedom with the car (as long as we were not reckless obviously) and my family where aloud to stand with the car while I was getting ready to race which my boys loved. As for the racing, incredible, lots of laps, lots to think about and the excitement of driving the f3 style car was amazing. The acceleration and the speed was like nothing I have ever experienced. Once the adrenaline grabs you, you won't want it to end!
07 August 2014
Day at silverstone was well organised and were made to feel very welcome. In the drivers brief I was told something went wrong with the car and couldn't drive it,,so they let us go out in a Nissan gtr witch was great, they said I could re-book the Aston experience at no extra cost can't wait !!!!
04 August 2014
Need for Speed!
The Ferrari Thrill experience was made absolutely brilliant by the fantastic instructors who top off the fact that this a the F1 circuit!!! I loved every minute of it and couldn't believe the speeds we easily reached. Totally addictive and left you wanting more.
04 August 2014
Aston martin drive
Very well organised and everything taken care of, apart from the weather!!! Was dry until my drive then the heavens opened. This did not spoil the drive though.
Great that cafe open so we could get a drink while waiting for briefing etc.
A little disappointed with photos, due to weather could not really see, could have been anyone driving, so chose not to purchase.
Would do another drive experience but in a different car next time, would like the ferrari
01 November 2013