Podium Paddock plays host to our Podium Sim Lounge: where you can drive race cars or relax and have a drink with friends and family.

Developed in collaboration with F1 experts; our racing simulators utilise wrap-around 200º projector screens to awesome effect…

Immersed in the action, you either: mess around on track in a practice session, compete in a race, or take on our monthly time-trial leaderboard challenge.

You'll be strapped into a 4-point harness when the engine starts rumbling underneath you. Once you have the all-clear from the Race Director, you’ll select first gear, feeling the clunk of the transmission, before pressing your foot on the accelerator to leave the garage for the pitlane.

LEADERBOARD LEADERBOARD

BOOK YOUR SIM TIME

LEADERBOARD 1

Current Sportscar: Alpine A480 LMH

Current Track: Le Mans

LEADERBOARD 2

Current Formula: Tatuus F4

Current Track: Silverstone Grandprix

Compete with friends, family or bring your team along to see who's the real boss
You must be 12 years old or over to access the SIM room. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
You must be 5ft or 150 cms tall to use the sim room safely.
Paddock members benefit from 10% discount on the sim room. Please book directly with one of our hosts or reception.

IMMERSIVE RACING
EXPERIENCE, STRAIGHT INTO
THE HEART OF ACTION

You can book your racing session at Podium Place’s Sim Lounge by choosing from a range of driving packages. Whether you’re a seasoned racing pro or a beginner, there’s a package that caters to your skill level and interests. The packages range from a 20 mins taster session to a 70 mins full race experience, and each package includes access to the simulator, a briefing from a professional racing instructor, and personalized coaching and feedback.

Additionally, there are options to book group events or exclusive use of the simulator for parties or corporate events. With flexible booking options and a range of packages to choose from, Podium Place’s Sim Lounge offers an unforgettable racing experience for drivers of all levels.

GIFT VOUCHERS

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THOSE PETROL HEADS IN YOUR LIFE

FAQs
Where is the Sim Lounge located? +
The Sim Lounge is located at The Paddock, Podium Place, 31a Bone Lane, Newbury RG14 5SH.
How can I book the Sim Lounge? +
To book the Sim Lounge, you can visit our website and click on the ‘Sim Lounge’ tab. From there, you can select the date and time you would like to book and complete the booking process.
What are the opening hours of the Sim Lounge? +
The opening hours for the Sim Lounge are Wednesday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
Can i make a group booking? +
Yes. We offer group bookings with race and tournament formats. For group bookings please email ben@podiumplace.co.uk. 
Do I need any previous driving experience to use the simulators at The Sim Lounge? +
No previous driving experience is necessary to use the simulators at The Sim Lounge. Our experienced staff will provide guidance and assistance to help you get started.
How do I use my Gift Card? +
Once you have received your gift card code in an email, use code at checkout by entering the code into the Promocode box.
Are bookings for the Sim Lounge refundable? +
Currently, bookings for the Sim Lounge are non-refundable, but we do allow customers to cancel or reschedule up to 24 hours before their appointment time.

MAKE A BOOKING

Drop us an enquiry if youd like to make a group booking or have a specific request.

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SIM OPENING HOURS

Monday-Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

9am – 5pm

Thursday-Saturday

12pm – 8pm

Sunday

9am – 4pm