Alun McIntyre from Scotland slid into the cockpit of an F1 car to experience the thrill of a day racing around one of the most prestigious circuits in Europe. As the winner of our free competition, he took part in the Hi-Tech F1-V8 Driving Course organised by AGS Formule1, the premier F1 driving experience in Europe. He also enjoyed three nights' stay in a 4-star hotel in nearby St Tropez! Check out the pictures and read what Alun had to say about this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
First thing I have to say is WOW! thank you so much to BOTB for an experience of a lifetime, the whole day was fantastic and exhilarating! The day started off with a briefing session on how to drive the car, and then after the session we got to drive the 180Bhp Opel F3 round the track - this was great as it certainly gave out some good performance!
After lunch it was the car I was waiting for - the F1 650bhp Ford V8! I have never driven such a fast car in my life and this was insane! After the first couple of laps I put my foot down, racing into corners and slamming it into 5th gear through the straights…. you know you are going fast when your helmet starts shaking in the wind!
Overall it was a fantastic day and my appreciation goes out to William Hindmarch & the BOTB team.
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