Formula 1 Van Diemen Driving Experiences
Book a driving experience in the Formula 1 Van Diemen. A race car with heritage and precision, designed and built in the UK, and a popular choice of speed demon in the Formula Ford 2000 and Sports 2000 series of motorsport, we have it available to book for a range of exciting driving days for race enthusiasts all across the UK here on TrackDays.
Drive a Formula 1 Van Diemen near me
From 1973 to 2002, Van Diemen produced a wealth of instantly recognisable race cars from their factory in Snetterton, Norfolk - the very same site of the famous racing circuit in fact. The Formula 1 Van Diemen just so happens to be one of them, and now this British built and engineered single seater is available for you to book for a driving day near you with TrackDays.
Its chassis was primarily built with competing in the Formula Ford motorsport series in mind - a series which many subsequent Formula 1 greats started their racing career in. It’s simplistic, aerodynamic design thus gives it supreme force to get out on the track in.
Kitted out with an 1800cc engine, powering out 160 bhp, the Formula 1 Van Diemen is a rapid accelerator, zooming from 0 - 60 mph in 5 seconds, and once careering this around the corners and straights of your chosen venue, you can expect to reach speeds of up to 130 mph.
Cool Facts About the Formula 1 Van Diemen
Van Diemen were undoubtedly the dominating manufacturer of Formula Ford cars in the 90s, of which the Formula 1 Van Diemen was one. Across the decade, they produced the winning British Formula Ford Championship car seven times and the Formula Ford Festival winner five times.
Their success also continued overseas too, with James Matthews, driving for Manor Motorsports, cruising a Formula 1 Van Diemen to victory at the 1994 Formula Renault Eurocup, whilst Jeret Schroeder and Steve Knapp were first past the post in a Van Diemen at the USF2000 championships in 1995 and 1996 respectively.