The top speed of Vee’s depends on the track. At fast tracks such as Phillip Island in Victoria, or Eastern Creek in NSW, speeds of in excess of 190kph can be reached.
Is there a national championship
There is one race meeting each year known as the “Formula Vee National Challenge”. It is held in a different state each year. Everyone is welcome to enter the event. Usually, the best drivers from each state attend the event. The Formula Vee National Champion is decided at this event. See the nationals page for […]
What engines are used in what states
Up until 2003, Formula Vee nationally used the 1192cc (1200) VW engine. At the end of 2002 it was decided by CAMS and FVAA to allow the 1584cc (1600) VW engines from 2003 onward. However it was up to each state to phase in the 1600 engine into their competition. New South Wales, South Australia, […]
How often do engines need to be rebuilt, and how much does it cost
Rebuild frequency is entirely up the owner. The engines are very reliable and owners typically rebuild engines due to a small drop-off in power rather than for reliability. Most racers will only rebuild an engine once at the beginning of the season if only competing in a 6-round state series. Serious competitors who race more […]
Are old cars competitive
Yes, old Vee’s can be very competitive. The class has remained basically unchanged since its inception, so provided an older car has been updated as rules have changed over the years, then it can potentially run at the front of the field. Its common for cars that are 15 years old to win races.
How much does it cost
This varies greatly depending on how often you want to race, and how competitive you want to be. A typical social racer, who competes in a 6-round state series will likely spend around $7,000 per year in maintenance costs, which includes tyre purchases, engine rebuilds, crash fixes, race petrol, entry fees, license fees, and accommodation […]
Do I need a special racing license, and how much does it cost
Yes, you need a minimum of a Motorsport Australia Circuit license to race a Formula Vee in circuit races in all states. To obtain the license, you need to pass a health test, learn basic safety rules such as flags, attend a one day driving observation day in your race car or similar. Check the […]
What racing attire do I need, and how much does it cost
You need either a 3 layer fireproof suit or a 2 layer fireproof suit with protective underwear, a balaclava, racing boots and fireproof socks, fireproof cloves, and a helmet. A typical motor racing starter kit, including suit, boots, socks, underwear, gloves, and balaclava, start from about $1200. Motorbike helmets are accepted and start at about […]