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Formula Racing School, Hartford


LOCATION: Hartford, CT



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A day at formula racing school

Find out if you have what it takes to take on Lime Rock Park behind the wheel of a lightning fast formula car.

Connecticut Formula racing fans will be in seventh heaven with this full day experience that’s designed to immerse you in the world of the formula racing driver. You’ll drive not one but two lightning fast race cars as you discover just how it feels to hurtle around the track just inches from the ground.

Starting with an intensive classroom training session, you’ll follow the same course curriculum used to train legendary drivers such as Jeff Gordon and Michael Andretti as you learn the tricks of the trade from professional racing drivers. Learn the vital skills to get the most from your vehicle before putting them to the test in a series of intense training exercises on a dedicated autocross track, focusing on car control and downshift techniques.

Next up, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for as you roar off the starting grid on Lime Rock Park ready to experience the phenomenal handling and acceleration of a real formula racing car. You’ll enjoy 60 minute sessions - that’s a serious amount of seat time - and guaranteed to leave you feeling every inch the pro formula driver as you take the checkered flag!

Get in gear for Hartford's ultimate formula driving experience and take home memories to last a whole lifetime.

  • Full day driving experience
  • Includes 2 x 60 minute sessions on Lime Rock Park race track
  • Drive a formula race car as well as a Mazda MX-5 Cup Car
  • Comprehensive training from leading industry experts
  • No experience necessary
  • Must be aged 18 and have a valid driver’s license

A valid driver's license is required (exceptions may be granted for those with karting or other competition experience). Drivers must be comfortable operating a manual transmission. Drivers under 18 must have parental consent.
Participants will drive a Mazda MX-5 Cup race car and a Formula Skip Barber.

This experience takes place on regular pre-selected dates throughout the year.


This is a full day session including lunch. Activity is divided into sessions during the day as follows:

- Check in and welcome

- Classroom session and introduction to the cars

- Discussion of the track including racing lines

- Intense exercises including practicing car control skills on the autocross and more downshift work.

- Full-track lapping and lead/follow sessions (includes 2 x 60 minute driving sessions)

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