What to do in the Formula 1 off-season?

Published on
02 Dec 2023
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4 Min

Here are some helpful tips to get you through the next 12 weeks

They say you don't know what you've got until it's gone, and even after such a tiring Formula 1 season, we're beginning to feel that ourselves.
With Bahrain's pre-season testing starting in the final days of February, it's months until the 2024 season begins.
So, we've started looking for the best Williams Racing ways to make it through the off-season and reach those first days at the Sakhir International Circuit.

F1 Pro Sim World Championship

Why let the Abu Dhabi GP weekend represent the end of F1 when you can twist the season on its head and celebrate the start of something new?
The F1 Sim Racing World Championship had its first round for 2023-2024, with the esports series racing at Jönköping, Sweden.
While we've not had a Swedish GP since 1978, the fastest sim racers, including our representatives Alvaro Carreton and Ismael Fahssi, began the new esports season at Jönköping virtually racing around Bahrain.
Rather than each driver taking on the race from their team's base, the new year has 20 drivers in the same room to battle it out.
We'll be at Dreamhack Atlanta over December 15-17th, too, where you can support Williams Racing and even jump in the sim to put your skills to the test.

Explore the Archive

2023 was a season with plenty of racing action, and we've tried to capture as much of what's going on within Williams Racing at Grove and at the track as possible.
With so much to see, we know it's not the easiest task to catch each and every video we've shared this season.
To help make sure you head into 2024 without any FOMO from 2023, we've compiled a Winter Break Essentials playlist that's full of the best bits from the season.
Be it double Q3 delight, point-scoring celebrations, Alex vs Logan challenges, or some hilarious off-the-cuff moments, this is a compilation of the feel-good highlights from a memorable year.
With Drive to Survive only airing in the run-up to the opening round, stay with Williams Racing for your off-season viewing entertainment.

Visit our Collection

Williams FW07 drive by Alan Jones on display at the Williams Heritage Collection at Grove, Oxfordshire
There's plenty to see at do at our Heritage Collection
Should you be a British-based fan or just have a trip to the UK in the coming weeks, why not come to Grove?
Our Heritage Collection is the world's largest private collection of Formula 1 cars and a must-visit destination for any racing fan.
Stepping through the tour allows a glimpse of our rich racing history, with so many drivers and cars representing the Williams Racing name over the decades.
There's something for everyone at the Williams Experience Centre, no matter if it's the classic cars of days gone by or contemporary technological marvels that appeal — we have it all.
Not to mention, of course, the knowledgeable tour guide who will highlight all the driver memorabilia and interactive exhibits on show and answer all your burning Williams Racing questions.
To find out more, click here.

Appsolutely Amazing

Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant Williams Racing Drivers in F1 on their phone
Alex and Logan checking out the latest video on the Williams Racing app
Whether you get your latest news from the team on social media or the website, there's no better place to keep informed than our app.
We'll send you notifications whenever there are updates from Grove, and you'll always have the latest from Alex, Logan, James, and the rest of the team at your fingertips.
Even if you've downloaded the official Williams Racing app before, there's so much to explore than just news.
There's nothing quite like seeing the FW45 doing doughnuts in your lounge, for example, with the exclusive AR filters.
It's also easy to check your profile, with so many new customisable options for your driver card and a season's worth of badges to browse.
The official Williams Racing app is available on both iOS and Android now.

Watch the countdown

If all the above doesn't do it for you, don't fear. We've created a handy countdown for you to see the seconds countdown towards Bahrain FP1.
Have we missed anything, or do you already have your annual winter ways to keep your F1 love ticking over? Let us know on all our social channels so we can share your top tips with the world!

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