Formula Ford 1600 Driving Experiences
Simple but deceptively powerful, the Formula 1 Ford 1600 is a single seater that offers a great introduction to the exciting world of F1 style racing driving, with a classic Ford Kent engine powering it to top speeds of 130 mph. At TrackDays, we have it available to book for a range of driving experiences at venues including Castle Combe and Bicester Heritage Centre.
Information About the Formula 1 Ford 1600
Many F1 greats started their racing careers in single seaters similar to the Formula 1 Ford 1600. The 1600 in its name refers to its 1600cc Ford Kent engine, and has a stripped back, simplistic design that calls to mind racing cars of the 50s and 60s.
You can see why this single seater is a great place for motorsport or F1 novices to jump into the cockpit of. The wheelbase is wide but with smaller tyres, meaning better handling and control for those who are just getting used to racing driving for the first time.
And whilst other single seaters in our fleet trump it in speed stats, the Ford 1600 is a surprisingly powerful racing car for its size. The engine powers out 117 bhp, accelerating from 0 - 60 mph in 6 seconds, and you can expect to achieve top speeds of 130 mph.
Cool Facts About the Formula 1 Ford 1600
Racing in the Formula 1 Ford 1600 has a niche but very sizable following amongst motorsport fans here in the UK, and around the world. Championships have taken place for these models at Croix-en-Ternois in France and Mondello Park in the Republic of Ireland.
Here in Britain, it’s at one of our venues, Castle Combe Racing Circuit in Wiltshire, that Ford 1600 championships take place, and it’s also where you can book for a range of Single Seater Driving Experiences - the full range of which are available to browse and book onto through available dates and gift vouchers above.
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