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Formula Ford, or Formula F, is a single seater, open wheel class in motorsport which exists in some form in many countries around the world. It is an entry-level series to motor racing, in which many drivers aspire to one day reach Formula One. It is often still considered as the best stepping stone for young talent.

History

When the formula was first established, it ran on road tires, used road gearboxes, and a price cap was placed on rolling chassis - the intention was very much to create an affordable form of single-seater racing. Geoff Clarke of Motor Racing Stables (the circuit's resident race driving school) was responsible for its creation, although others have tried to claim this as their idea. The first Formula Ford car was Team Lotus' 1966 Type 31 which was derived from the Lotus 22 Formula Junior. Unlike its great rival as an entry level formula, Formula Vee, the Formula Ford cars use full racing suspension setups.

The Formula

Formula Ford racing exists in two main forms: National Series run around the world using the 1600 Duratec engine, (which replaced the heavier but not significantly more powerful Zetec engine in 2006); and a mainly amateur, club-racing series attracting serious enthusiasts using the now elderly 1600 Kent Engine with which the formula ran from mid-1960s to mid-1990s. The car can provide drivers with their first insights into how a racing car feels to drive and how to properly set up a car, or it can...
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