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New Driver Experience

Master newly learnt driving skills at the UK’s Only Grand Prix Circuit

Just passed your driving test? Or do you want to feel more confident on the roads?

New Driver is a unique experience to Silverstone Circuit that has been designed to give newly qualified licence holders (or those less confident drivers), the skills to master the true art of car control, in a safe environment.

You will work with Silverstone’s world class instructors, who themselves have mastered the art of car control, and who’s goal is to teach you accident avoidance driving techniques, which will help you in a real world situation. Here’s what you’ll cover throughout your experience:

Car Control: Covering all aspects of car control, you’ll understand and learn the physics behind the art of car control, that will to help you become a safer driver for the future. We’ll also educate you through a direct skid experience by analysing the cause and effect for different types of cars.

Emergency Driving Dynamics: We will teach you real speed emergency avoidance techniques, focusing on the speed of your reactions and working on your control input level. This will give you an understanding of how the car works, the dynamics of movement and how the human input, controls how the car will react.

It’s time to learn the real driving skills that will keep you safe on the open road!

Want to give this as a gift? Download a gift certificate here, or purchase a driving experience gift box by adding postage to your order, contains: presentation box and driving experience information booklet.

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Specification

Engine

2000cc Turbocharged

0-60

5.9s

Top Speed

152mph

Transmission

Manual

The Experience

Here’s how the experience runs

  • Safety & introduction briefing
  • Skid car training session in specialised skid cars
  • Emergency avoidance techniques at real speed
  • ABS and traction control overview and experience of how the systems work
  • Understeer & oversteer techniques
  • 15 mins: Debrief
  • Circuit: Purpose-built tarmac handling area

Experience duration: approximately 4 hours

Driver info

  • Minimum age: 17
  • Height: 5ft 2ins- 6ft 7 ins
  • Maximum weight: 18 stone
  • Drivers must wear a long sleeved top/jumper, long trousers and comfortable shoes/trainers (flip flops are not permitted)
  • Licence required: Yes
  • Period licence held for: Current valid licence
    International full manual licences/permits are acceptable on the condition that the driver can communicate well in English.
 

Cancellation Indemnity

A Cancellation Indemnity can be purchased for £10 and will cover your experience for any unforeseen circumstances. Please note, the cancellation indemnity does not cover your experience for work or social commitments. Further details can be found in our terms and conditions.

Accident Damage Indemnity reduces the potential cost of accident damage from £10,000 to £0 and is available to purchase for £20. This can be purchased when calling the Contact Centre or on the day of your Experience from the Silverstone Experience Centre.

If you pay by credit card or debit card, the delivery address must be the same as your billing address (the address your card is registered to). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note we do not accept Diners credit cards. If you have a non-UK credit card you must call 0844 3728 270 to book. To view Terms and Conditions for experiences click here.

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