FAQS

PROGRAM FAQS

Participants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a current valid driver license.

All participants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a current valid driver license.


PERFORMANCE program – No prerequisites required

 

Participation in the ADVANCED program requires successful completion at one of the following:

- AMG Driving Academy PERFORMANCE

- An accredited professional driving or racing school program based on review. Please email us at info@amgacademy.com with details about your prior performance driving experience for review and approval to attend ADVANCED.

 

Participation in the PRO program requires prior attendance at one of the following:

- AMG Driving Academy ADVANCED or PRO (US or European programs)

- An accredited professional driving or racing school program based on review. Please email us at info@amgacademy.com with details about your prior performance driving experience for review and approval to attend PRO.


Participation in the PRO+ program requires successful completion at one of the following within the last 18 months:

- AMG Driving Academy ADVANCED or PRO (US or European programs)

NOTE: All PRO+ registrations will be evaluated prior to acceptance

 

Participation in the DRIFT program requires:

- No previous driving experience is required, but a valid driver's license is required and you must be 21 years or older.

 

 

 

 

Regardless of the program level, you’ll have the opportunity to drive several cars in the current Mercedes-AMG line-up including:

  • AMG GT R
  • AMG GT S
  • AMG SL63 
  • AMG C43
  • AMG SLC43
  • AMG E63 S
  • AMG C63 S Coupe
  • AMG CLA45

Note: The AMG Driving Academy fleet may change from event to event.

Depending on what program you are attending, it runs from approximately 8 am to approximately 5:30 pm. 

The program runs from 8 am to approximately 5:30 pm each day with roughly 15% of your time spent in classroom sessions.  The remaining 85% of the day is spent at drive modules.

Yes, a catered group breakfast and lunch will be served during the event.

No, Mercedes-Benz will provide a fleet of AMG vehicles for you to drive.

No!  However, we reserve the right to alter driving participation if there is a safety concern.

All AMG Driving Academy programs are taught by a group of professional instructors that are past champions or current race winners.  The instructors cover a broad spectrum of motorsport backgrounds from open wheel, sports car and sedan racing in North America and Europe, in addition to offering many years of experience instructing both novice and advanced drivers.

While the ADVANCED program incorporates a brief review of fundamental techniques for the purpose of teaching new, more advanced strategies, it does not involve the same level of instruction as PERFORMANCE.

PRO incorporates a brief review of fundamental techniques to lay the foundation of teaching newer and more advanced strategies.

Yes, however you must complete AMG Driving Academy in the following order:  PERFORMANCE, ADVANCED, and PRO/PRO+.

Yes, the ADVANCED and PRO program offer an evening welcome reception and dinner with costs being included in the program. The PERFORMANCE and DRIFT programs do not have an evening function.

We strongly encourage you to not bring a non-driving guest.  The reason is there is very little to occupy them while you are driving. However, it is possible to register one non-driving guest per paid registration. They must be 21 years of age or older (proof of age is required at time of registration) and sign a waiver upon arrival. 

Your registered non-driving guest is welcome to join you for the meal portions and classroom sessions throughout the day. Our insurance mandates that guests will not be permitted in vehicles or at drive modules for safety reasons.  We will ask that guests remain within the hospitality area.  The cost for a guest at PERFORMANCE/DRIFT is $250, ADVANCED/PRO is $500 and PRO+ is $750. The cost for the ADVANCED and PRO guest includes attendance at the evening dinner function.

No, only one paying guest per paid registration is permitted.

If an event date is full, you can join a wait list for that date.  We utilize the wait list when cancellations occur.  You can join a wait list by selecting the link next to your desired date at www.amgacademy.com/register.  Wait listers are prioritized by the date you join.  We will contact you via email if there is an opportunity to confirm and provide 48 hours to accept.  If you do not respond or decline, we will remove you from the wait list.  The wait list is only for a single event date, however you can join multiple wait lists.  No payment is required to join and there are no guarantees of placement.

All programs run rain or shine.

Be sure to have with you: 

  • Your confirmation email or printed thank you page from the website
  • Your valid driver’s license
  • Dress in cool, comfortable clothing with long pants/khakis or jeans; shorts are not recommended.
  • Footwear should be flat, thin-soled shoes such as driving shoes or sneakers; sandals, open-toe shoes, or extreme high heels are not permitted.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a hat or ballcap as well as a windbreaker or fleece jacket to anticipate any weather changes during the day. 
  • Lockers are for storing personal items.

No, unfortunately accessories and Mercedes-AMG merchandise are not available for purchase at the event. However, you may purchase the hottest new AMG accessories now at http://lifestylecollection.mbusa.com/

You can request to be grouped with someone during your registration process.  Simply enter the name of the person you would like to be grouped with in this field or let our agent know when you register over the phone.  You can also email us ahead of time at info@amgacademy.com with your request and we’ll try our best to accommodate.

Yes, you are allowed to take photos and video while at AMG Driving Academy. Please note the use of personal dash or windshield mounted cameras (such as GoPro cameras) are prohibited for safety precautions.

Be sure to get a good night rest, since the day starts early and is packed full of activities.  You may also want to limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages the night before your event.

English Language Policy: As a participant in the AMG Driving Academy, it is absolutely critical to speak and understand English fluently. In order to ensure your safety and the safety of others enrolled in this program, we ask that English language skills be a requirement to attend any level of training with the AMG Driving Academy.  Please email our concierge should you have any questions:  info@amgacademy.com.

The PRO+ training is designed for the next level of experienced Pro level drivers.  You receive extended track time, smaller groups, more individual instruction and single occupation in vehicles.

Participants must have successfully completed an ADVANCED or PRO AMG Driving Academy training within the last 18 months and all PRO+ registrants will be evaluated prior to acceptance into PRO+. 

Yes!

Participants must have successfully completed an ADVANCED or PRO AMG Driving Academy training within the last 18 months and all PRO+ registrants will be evaluated prior to acceptance into PRO+. 

Instructions and an application will be provided after the successful completion of PRO+.  The application will be submitted by the recipient/participant directly to SCCA for membership. 

No previous drive experience is required, but a valid drivers license is required and you must be 21 years or older.

I have attended other Performance Driving Schools, am I eligible to attend an AMG ADVANCED or PRO training?

We require that you attend our ADVANCED training prior to any PRO or PRO+ training at the AMG Driving Academy. However, if you have previous performance driving experience with an accredited school, you can request permission to attend an ADVANCED training by sending us an email at info@amgacademy.com. Previous certifications may be requested for consideration to admit you to an ADVANCED training.

Note: PRO+ participants must have successfully completed an ADVANCED or PRO AMG Driving Academy training within the last 18 months.

All registrations at the AMG Driving Academy trainings are non-transferable to alternate participants and must be used by the first-intended registrant. In addition, registrations cannot be moved to alternate dates or rescheduled.

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