The Formula Race Thrill is the closest you will ever get to emulating your Formula 1 heroes.
After a classroom briefing and training laps in a Saloon Racing Car, you will get to drive a Formula styled Single Seater Racing Car.
The sensation of driving a Single Seater Racing Car just inches off the ground is unlike any other driving experience.
Nothing our instructors say will prepare you for the rush of adrenaline experienced through sitting into a car similar to those of your Formula 1 heroes and getting to drive it around the famous Mondello Park track.
ON THE DAY
The Formula Race Thrill includes:
- Access to the Martin Birrane Collection at Mondello Park
- Safety Briefing
- 6 laps driving a race prepared Saloon car with a professional instructor
- 2 safety laps followed by 10 timed laps driving a Formula Sheane single seater race car
- Debrief and presentation of lap times
Drivers must be over the age of 18 and hold a valid full driving licence to take part in this Thrill.
All Gift Certificates purchased are redeemable against any Driving Thrill.
We also offer monetary vouchers.
Mondello Park's Formula Race Thrill is the closest thing to driving a real Formula 1 car in Ireland. Participants can enjoy the adrenaline rush and feel the power of these high-performance machines on Ireland's only FIA-approved track.
As part of the Formula Driving Experience, you will receive professional instruction from experienced racing drivers who will guide you on how to handle a Single Seater Racing Car. Before taking to the track for your timed laps, you'll learn about braking, cornering, and accelerating techniques in our saloon cars.
Once ready, you'll have the opportunity to drive laps on the track, putting your newfound knowledge into practice.
The Formula Sheane is a specific type of single-seater race car that is popular in Ireland. It has a sleek and aerodynamic open-wheel design, similar to other single-seater racing cars. It features an open cockpit, exposed wheels, and a low-profile body. The chassis of the Formula Sheane is constructed using a tubular steel space frame, which provides strength and safety to the driver. The chassis is designed to meet the safety standards required for racing.
The Formula Sheane is known for providing close and competitive racing. The cars are designed to be similar in performance, which helps to level the playing field and promote exciting battles on the track. This aspect of close racing makes the Formula Sheane popular among drivers looking for intense competition.
This experience involves 6 laps driving a race prepared Saloon car with a professional instructor, 2 safety laps in the Formula Sheane single-seater race car followed by 10 timed laps.
Starting with the saloon car, participants get a taste of the track before unleashing the power and performance of the race car. The chance to experience these machines' handling and speed on an FIA-approved track is an unreal adrenaline rush.
All drivers must be at least 18 years of age or possess a full, valid driving licence to do the Formula Race Thrill. It's important to note the requirements provided as guidelines on our Terms & Conditions page. Please review these to ensure you get the best experience possible, and if you have and questions, just contact our Customer Experience team on 045-860200.
Definitely, The Formula Race Thrill is an excellent gift for F1 enthusiasts. The driving experience can be purchased online during Checkout as a gift voucher for someone else. It's a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
Yes, the Formula Driving Experience includes instruction from professional drivers before you get in the single-seater race car. They provide guidance, tips, and support throughout the experience, ensuring participants have an enjoyable and safe time. They provide instruction on proper driving techniques, including braking points, optimal racing lines, and how to maximize the car's performance, as well as the handling and capabilities of the Formula Sheane car.
Yes, spectators are welcome to watch. The track has designated viewing areas where friends, family, and other spectators can watch the action. Be considerate of others and make sure that your photography and videography activities do not interfere with the overall experience.
Please note that it is not safe for you to take pictures while driving, but you are free to take photos of your experience after you have stopped and it is safe to do so.
Several accommodation partners are located nearby Mondello Park, all of which provide a short distance to the park. The "Plan Your Visit" section of our website lists our partner hotels and B&Bs.
If you would like to know more about our cancellation and rescheduling policies, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.
MONDELLO PARK MEMBERSHIP
Mondello Park Membership
Every Driving Thrill purchased from Mondello Park comes with free membership for 12 months! Enjoy complimentary access to all our events including all Irish Championship Circuit Racing (ICCR) and Irish Rallycross Championship (IRX) along with our famous Japfest Festival and Historic Festival. Simply follow the instructions in your confirmation email to get your digital membership card automatically issued and arrive to the event with photo ID and your membership card.
Note that the Mondello Park Membership card is only applicable to events ran by Mondello Park at the venue. Please contact us before an event if you have any queries.