Published on : 01 June 20203 min reading time

It is strongly encouraged for all aspiring drivers and racers to choose the right car before driving on a circuit. This choice will allow them to have a good racing experience, to develop and maximize their potential, but also to be safe. Here are the most important selection criteria.

The type of car

The first thing to do when choosing a race car is to decide what type of vehicle you want to drive. The cars generally available are single-seater, sport racer, sport GT or simple sports car.

The single-seater, as the name suggests, is a single-seat car and usually has an open cockpit. It is used in Formula type races and is characterised by a truly exceptional power to weight ratio.

The sport racer which is a real race car. The latter can be either a prototype or a specially prepared car with an equivalent in the production models. In any case, the driving sensations provided by this type of car are incredible.

The GT type sports car refers to prestigious and exclusive models such as Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin and other Mercedes, Audi, McLaren. These are often exceptional cars that are inaccessible on a daily basis, but which are real racetrack beasts.

The simple sports car is a slightly more common car, but capable of high performance on the track like the Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus RS and Alpine A110. Less nervous and easier to handle, driving pleasure can be immense with this kind of vehicle.

The car’s technical specifications

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced driver, very young or older, the technical specifications of the car should be taken into consideration. Among the most important criteria are the mode of transmission (traction, propulsion, all-wheel drive), weight, power, suspension and braking quality. Don’t forget that in terms of driving, it’s not always the most powerful or prestigious car that will give you pleasure.

The opinion of an expert

If you are not sure about certain points regarding the choice of car, it is best to seek the advice of an expert. In fact, don’t be too proud and think you know everything about race cars, nor too shy to ask for help. In any case, such a person will be able to direct you towards the best car that suits your driving and experience.