Verge loves: Lets race

What is Lets Race? 

For most of us, the idea of driving a Formula 1 race car is an impossible dream. These cars are designed to seat one person, so riding with a professional driver is out of the question, and the few locations that offer F1 driving experiences are either extremely limited, with the cars never allowed to reach their top speeds, or prohibitively expensive.

Although some event locations offer simulators, most people find that these are lacking substance, and at best you’ll feel like you’re sitting in an arcade game or a kiddy ride. For those thinking why waste the money for something that won’t even begin to approach the full experience of F1 racing – they haven’t tried Lets Race, the UK’s most advanced full-motion simulator centre.

Their professional race car simulators feature a booming sounds system, creating an atmosphere that simply has to be experienced to be believed. Their F1 model offers speeds of up to 200mph to give a real rush whilst developing enough downforce to keep racers flying round the track when they hit trick corners.

Lets Race’s blacked out sim room comes alive while spectators can sit in the grandstand to watch the race unfold making sure that everyone feels like they are part of a real formula 1 race. Down on the illuminated grated floor their 10 networked sims allow drivers to experience a wide variety of circuits meaning drivers can race on the same tracks as the real F1 superstars.

Although Lets Race is primarily an F1 racing centre, they also have so much more to offer on their simulators. Motorsport doesn’t just revolve around F1, with many other formulas and categories offering incredible racing and machinery. Lets Race’s simulators are all F1 ‘tubs’, but every car will feel and respond completely different to their standard virtual F1 car. The on screen visuals will change to suit each car, be that a Formula Renault single seater or a Clio Cup car. You will need to adjust your driving style to suit.

Lets Race encourages participants to try out different cars and to experience the difference in handling, power and overall driving style required to successfully navigate a fast lap. Some of the cars on offer include:

  • 2016 F1 model
  • 2015 F1 model
  • IndyCar
  • Formula Renault 3.5
  • Formula 3
  • LMP1 Porsche
  • GT3 Ferrari
  • Porsche Carrera Cup
  • BTCC

Price: Prices range from £14.95 – £44.95 depending on session length and time of booking.

Suitability: Suitable for anyone over 1.5m tall. Driving license not required. Adaptive cars are available upon request for those with a disability.

To book or for more information on experiences visit:


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