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Formula 1 Varano

"The privilege of the impossible". This is one of Puresport’s slogans and it refers to the possibility, or rather, to the privilege of being able to do an impossible thing: driving a real Formula 1 single-seater car on the Varano de 'Melegari circuit, in the province of Parma. The racetrack is, an important stage for many young people who later became champions such as Alessandro Zanardi, Giancarlo Fisichella, Alessandro Nannini, Luca Badoer, Kimi Raikkonen, as well as Jacques Villenueve.

Number of laps

plus 10 laps on a F3 included

  • Drive a Formula 1 in Varano with Puresport
  • Try a Formula 1 on racetrack with Puresport in Varano
  • Laps on Formula 1 in Varano with Puresport
+ 10 laps F3
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You can drive in total safety, after spending the morning learning about our Formula 3 cars, real Formula 1 cars like Damon Hill’s Arrow. Impressive brakes and accelerations. This is the winning combination of the most exclusive club of speed: that of Formula 1 drivers!
The camera car is available for the most passionate, so you can keep a unique memento of the experience.

Every driving courses includes:

programme sample

8:00 a.m. Welcome, staff presentation, hand out of driving safety equipment
8:30 a.m. Briefing: Theory course explaining racing techniques
- Braking
- Use of throttle and steering
- Use of the gearbox
- Racing lines
- Analysis of the racetrack
9:30 a.m. Learning the racetrack on Puresport’s Shuttle bus, braking points, clipping and acceleration
10:00 a.m. First session of Formula 1 laps followed by debriefing and technical comment
12:15 a.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Second Formula 1 vehicles driving session followed by debriefing and technical comment
5:30 p.m. Hand out of Formula 1 racing certificates – Final toast

Technical details

ARROWS A18 Former Damon Hill car in 1997
Engine: COSWORTH AC V8 3000 cc - 500Hp at 9.000 RPM
Gearbox: X-TRAC 6 gears with paddle shift

The Riccardo Paletti racetrack is a circuit located in Varano de 'Melegari, near Parma. At the end of the 80's, the Ickx curve was replaced by a variant for safety reasons, while in 2002 the new straight stretch is about 2km long and, avoiding the old first curve called Parabolica, from the New Variante reaches the 1st Esse passing through the new Parabolica placed a few hundred meters further east, for a total length of 2.375 meters. However, in August 2010 the Ickx curve was modified and restored by replacing the old variant and joining a single double-radius curve to the "Horseshoe" and bringing the overall length of the track to 2.360 meters. The racetrack was, and still is, an important stage for many young people who later became champions such as Alessandro Zanardi, Giancarlo Fisichella, Alessandro Nannini, Luca Badoer, Kimi Raikkonen, as well as Jacques Villenueve who moved his first steps in Formula 3 at Varano and Valentino Rossiwho regularly come and ride on the circuit at a very young age.


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Schedule

The arrival time at the track will be sent to the client about 10 days before the event; in the same mailing, we also list the documents required to attend the track day for acceptance and signature.

Duration

The Formula car driving courses usually lasts the between half day (for 10-lap experiences) and full day (for 20 or 30 laps and Formula 1 experiences).

Video

If you choose "onboard camera car" service, video will be sent to your email address with a download link around 2 weeks after attending your experience.

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