Are you all set for our 2018 F1 Grand prix packages? While we have be stuffing our faces with turkey, the F1 drivers have been preparing themselves for a gruelling 2018 season so they are at peak fitness for the start of the championship. Can Lewis Hamilton take home a 5th title? Or will Sebastian Vettel come through?
Testing on the 2018 cars and tyres begins at the end of February at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, and while there are not as many radical changes to regulations as last year, the now mandatory 'halo' head protection device around the cockpit could have a notable effect on the aerodynamics of the cars - watch this space. Will bookies favourite Mercedes pull a 5th consecutive title out of the bag? Or will Ferrari or Red Bull rise to the challenge?
Stamina and endurance are key, a cornering F1 car can create up to 3.5g of force on a driver, added to this are the temperatures they must endure sitting in the cramped cockpit of the car on the searing heat on track, during a race. Drivers must remain psychically and mentally alert for the duration of the race, with lightning fast reaction times to get to the front!
The chest and neck of the F1 driver are the areas put under the most stress and pressure, hence when it comes to fitness training these are parts they focus on, but given their need to keep bodyweight to a minimum they are always careful not to build too much muscle. Equipment found in your everyday gym can’t replicate the stresses and loads put on the body whilst driving an F1 car, so most drivers train using specially designed rigs where they can develop the muscles required to with stand the G force of a cornering F1 car!
During a race drivers, can lose up to 3 litres of fluids as they sweat it out in the cockpit, so staying hydrated is of vital importance, thankfully they can drink via a specially fitted straw that goes into their helmet.
Our 2018 F1 Grand Prix packages are now available to book online. All our standard F1 packages are for European dates, and include a 3 * hotel, general admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday, and return airport transfers. Check each break for track transfer info, which can vary depending on the location.
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