Formula Ford Specs

Formula Ford Specs

Chassis
Tubular space frame (exotic materials prohibited) construction confined to maximum dimension. Constructors aim to maximise torsional rigidity and minimize weight while maintaining the highest level of driver safety.

Engine
1600cc, 100ps DOHC four-cylinder Ford Fiesta engine, sealed on cylinder head and front and rear crankshaft seal covers.

Developing 81kW the engine is tuned to produce 125 bhp at 7,000rpm. All components and measurements are specified and the Formula benefits from the worldwide parts support provided by the Ford Motor Company.

Steering
Rack and pinion

Suspension
Front & Rear – pushrod activated dual damper system. Full racing car suspension designs are required to ensure maximum tyre grip at various cornering speeds. Chassis balance is adjustable and controlled by damper, spring and anti-roll bar combinations.

Brakes
Four-wheel disc brakes have independent front and rear activation. Front/rear bias is adjustable.

Gearbox
Limited to 4 forward and 1 reverse gear. Ratios can be changed to suit various circuits and conditions.

Fuel tank
41-litre

Tyres
Front & rear – 5.5 in Avon (ACB10) tyres. A grooved Avon racing tyre is chosen for optimum grip under all weather conditions. The Avon tyre and compound are specified, ensuring an economical wear rate.

Aerodynamic Devices
Not allowed. Down force is limited to the combination of chassis design/set-up and tyre grip, together with the natural forces of gravity.

Weight
495kg with driver

Top speed
250 km/h (approx)

Driver Protection
Side protection structures (sidepods) constructed from materials designed to crumple on impact and reduce the risk of driver injury in a side collision were introduced to the category in 1997.

The size of the cockpit opening has been increased to allow for the quick exit of the vehicle in an emergency.

On-board fire extinguishing systems, roll-over hoops and additional protection around the drivers’ legs provide increased driver protection.

The Steeline Metal Framing Systems Mygale SJ10a