With more than 55 event days and 220 drivers in our single-seaters, 2022 is a great success for the WINFIELD team. It’s now time to take a look back to this intense and emotional year!
Green flag! The Winter Tests announce the kick-off of the 2022 season. No more hot tea and Netflix days huddled around the radiator. The WINFIELD Team has travelled around French and Spanish circuits to prepare drivers for their racing season (from F4 to F2) with our experts, in the best possible environment.
From March, it’s “all eyes on prize”! For a complete year, 3 young talents were coached by WINFIELD for their season in FFSA French F4 Championship. One aim – become a complete driver in all aspects: physically, mentally, technically… and get ready for the next step.
April is the comeback of driving experiences at WINFIELD. This year, a new programme has been launched: the F4 Ignition Experience, designed to discover single-seater driving. In July and September, Alpine F1 Team and WINFIELD have also combined their expertise for another year to make participants’ craziest dream come true during our F1 Driving Experience days. Hang on, the beast is unleashed! The thunderous car’s power and V8 symphony screaming in the ears is the winning combination of the most exclusive club of speed: be in the most desired cockpit in the world.
What about the several feedback from leading automotive media. Julien Fébreau (official Formula 1 commentator since 2013 on Canal +) and Stephane De Groodt (actor and former racing driver), took the crazy challenge of driving the winning Alpine Formula 1 Alpine in Hungary in the documentary “Road to Monza”. A behind-the-scenes footage that immerses viewers in the F1 Driving Experience world, available here. Buckle up, thrills and chills are coming!
As motorsport enthusiasts, we couldn’t resist going to Monaco with an F1 car. Not to drive during Grand Prix, but to take part of the most important luxury car shows in the world: Top Marques. Alongside the Alpine F1 showcar, we were able to meet the 14 000 visitors, inform them and plan their next experience. Couldn’t make it to visit us? Take a look at our virtual stand here.
Let’s not forget WINFIELD DNA: young drivers’ training and detection. 12 participants from around the world. 8 workshops. 300km in Formula 4. The F4 Summer Camp is born! Designed for young drivers, this 3-day programme give a first taste of F4 in a highly professional environment. Our favorite moment? Provencal cicadas singing during drivers’ debrief of course! WINFIELD has also organized the FIA Girls On Track – Rising Stars detection programme for the third consecutive year. During 5 days, 14 young women benefited of our extensive understanding of motorsport. Watch the Formula Training Camp video here.
In October, we was pleased to welcome Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN participants to live a day in full-speed. The drivers were able to enjoy the thrills of driving the Formula 4 on the iconic Circuit Paul Ricard. An heart-racing experience that gives a complete new perspective on motorsport world!
Push push push! November is the last straight line of the season. On this occasion, two test days for the professional teams were organised by WINFIELD to sharpen setups of their cars and racedrivers skills.
In addition to these activities, several other projects also took place throughout the year: Three filmings, for Invicta Watch with Juan Manuel Correa, for Quadrant (Esport structure founded by Lando Norris) and for the streetwear lifestyle brand Suspicious Antwerp. Finally, in May, we also organised 4 days of race driving training for an ultra VIP that we can’t say the name… It’s a secret!
In July, we were also pleased to welcome the F1 Experiences receptive during the French F1 Grand Prix. Finally, we shared our passion with ITM Graduate School students during a visit with Bruce Jouanny.
Thanks to the development and diversification of activities, WINFIELD RACING SCHOOL has become the client with the most dates booked at Circuit Paul Ricard in 2022. A real pride for the whole team!
Behind the scenes, a new workshop structuration was created thanks to a tailor-made mezzanine and work bay to allow the technical team to take delivery of four new Formula 4 Mygale GEN 2 (M21-F4).
Finally, let’s highlight the three new full-time employees to meet the company’s growth: an office manager, a technical manager and a mechanic. An intern in marketing studies complete this new dynamic team in order to reach our objectives.
To sum up, the WINFIELD RACING SCHOOL is today:
– 4 new Formula 4 GEN2 – A car fleet from 9 to 13 single-seaters
– 2 new driving programs: F4 Ignition Experience and F4 Training Camp
– 55 days on track, all events included
– 4 newcomers in the team
– A workshop restructuring for more working efficiency and comfort
– An average of 4.8/5 stars and 45 positive reviews on Google
– More than 40,000 visits on WINFIELD social media
We end this year with a strong feeling of satisfaction. Our true taste for challenge and ambitions are all the greater for the year to come. Thank you to all the participants for their confidence, and to our partners for their support. We look forward to sharing our future projects and continuing this heart-racing adventure together. We keep pushing!