Six full-throttle breaks for F1 fans
Petrol heads who cannot get enough of the F1 season might like to check out some breaks where they can continue to get their fix.
A trip can be seen as a prelude to one of the races or fill the gap offered up between the end of the season in November and the start of the 2019 season next March.
The full racing programme can be accessed at the official F1 site.
With the Italian Grand Prix set for September 2, some enthusiasts will be taking advantage of the F1 Paddock Club in Italy with tickets from https://edgeglobalevents.com/f1-paddock-club/italy/. Before the race, you might want to try out the track yourself with a driving day from Puresport and its Formula 1 Monza package.
If you enjoy Italian influences in F1, why not try out the Ferrari World installation in Abu Dhabi? For an entry fee of just £59, you can try out the world’s fastest roller coaster, the aptly-named Formula Rosso. It’s a great option with the family.
Driving around an F1 track is easily one of the biggest thrills for the true fan, and if Monza is out of reach, consider taking a trip to Silverstone, which straddles the Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire border. The circuit’s single-seater experience lasts for an hour and a half and puts you at the wheel of a race car on one of the world’s fastest circuits, including the super-fast corners of Copse, Maggotts, Becketts, Chapel, Stowe and Woodcote. World Champion Lewis Hamilton describes the track as the biggest thrill in the sport.
Although Monte Carlo is the most famous street circuit on the calendar, aficionados will be familiar with the Valencia city centre circuit, which has hosted the European Grand Prix. You can walk the circuit, which is still clearly marked on the streets, or get a taxi driver to take you around. The port city also boasts the beautiful Playa Malvarrosa and great hotels.
Speaking of Monte Carlo, this year’s race took place in May, but you can still visit and walk or drive around parts of the circuit, including the famous Casino Hill, and stay at the Fairmont, which overlooks the iconic hairpin named after it.
Finally, check out the Silver Arrows Mercedes Benz museum in Stuttgart and view some great vintage cars.