RAVENOL Formula Vee

Friday, 10 February 2017  |  Brian

It's very busy time here at RAVENOL with so many technical partnerships in motorsport being agreed for the coming season. We really are committed to supporting club level racing and rallying here in the UK.  We have just agreed to another year of supporting the 750MC and for the second year running  will be title sponsors of the UK Formula Vee Championship.

Formula Vee is a really competitive form of budget racing where costs have been kept downby using production car parts from the VW Beetle. In fact Formula Vee is a single seater Beetle racing car. It uses the complete front axle beam, complete rear transaxle, 1300cc engine, standard gearbox and brakes – all from the VW Beetle. The car is not made any more but the spare parts are and the aftermarket is strong with several nationwide suppliers providing new parts and you can always get some bits off the shelf from your local VW dealer. Above all you will find a good exchange of Vee bits among the drivers, some of whom run their own VW garages.

The engine uses air restrictors issued by the club to keep the power similar for all. Costs are minimised on tyres too because only one tyre from Dunlop (produced specifically for Vee) can be used, wet or dry to equalise performance, thus keeping the technical challenge as simple and straightforward as possible. A variety of constructors offer a complete car or a bare chassis and many cars have been converted from Formula Ford ‘Kent’ chassis. Wings and other aerodynamic aids are prohibited and a minimum weight including driver evens things out.

All these controls, taken together with the tight, well-policed regulations make sure that emphasis is on driver ability. The best driver wins!

The way Formula Vee has kept costs down is to use production car parts from the VW Beetle. In fact Formula Vee is a single seater Beetle racing car. It uses the complete front axle beam, complete rear transaxle, 1300cc engine, standard gearbox and brakes – all from the VW Beetle.

The car is not made any more but the spare parts are and the aftermarket is strong with several nationwide suppliers providing new parts and you can always get some bits off the shelf from your local VW dealer. Above all you will find a good exchange of Vee bits among the drivers, some of whom run their own VW garages.

The engine uses air restrictors issued by the club to keep the power similar for all. Costs are minimised on tyres too because only one tyre from Dunlop (produced specifically for Vee) can be used, wet or dry to equalise performance and no wings are allowed, keeping the technical challenge as simple and straightforward as possible.

All these controls, taken together with the tight, well-policed regulations make sure that emphasis is on driver ability. The best driver wins!

- See more at: http://www.veecentre.com/what_is_formula_vee/#sthash.aZE2P3OA.dpuf

The way Formula Vee has kept costs down is to use production car parts from the VW Beetle. In fact Formula Vee is a single seater Beetle racing car. It uses the complete front axle beam, complete rear transaxle, 1300cc engine, standard gearbox and brakes – all from the VW Beetle.

The car is not made any more but the spare parts are and the aftermarket is strong with several nationwide suppliers providing new parts and you can always get some bits off the shelf from your local VW dealer. Above all you will find a good exchange of Vee bits among the drivers, some of whom run their own VW garages.

The engine uses air restrictors issued by the club to keep the power similar for all. Costs are minimised on tyres too because only one tyre from Dunlop (produced specifically for Vee) can be used, wet or dry to equalise performance and no wings are allowed, keeping the technical challenge as simple and straightforward as possible.

All these controls, taken together with the tight, well-policed regulations make sure that emphasis is on driver ability. The best driver wins!

- See more at: http://www.veecentre.com/what_is_formula_vee/#sthash.aZE2P3OA.dpuf

The way Formula Vee has kept costs down is to use production car parts from the VW Beetle. In fact Formula Vee is a single seater Beetle racing car. It uses the complete front axle beam, complete rear transaxle, 1300cc engine, standard gearbox and brakes – all from the VW Beetle.

The car is not made any more but the spare parts are and the aftermarket is strong with several nationwide suppliers providing new parts and you can always get some bits off the shelf from your local VW dealer. Above all you will find a good exchange of Vee bits among the drivers, some of whom run their own VW garages.

The engine uses air restrictors issued by the club to keep the power similar for all. Costs are minimised on tyres too because only one tyre from Dunlop (produced specifically for Vee) can be used, wet or dry to equalise performance and no wings are allowed, keeping the technical challenge as simple and straightforward as possible.

All these controls, taken together with the tight, well-policed regulations make sure that emphasis is on driver ability. The best driver wins!

- See more at: http://www.veecentre.com/what_is_formula_vee/#sthash.aZE2P3OA.dpuf