DRIVER PROFILE - WILLIAM PYM
He may be an accidental Formula Vee Driver but William Pym is a past winner of the Formula Vee Australian Series 1200cc and he has his sights set on a future victory in the 1600cc class. From where is all began at a track day in 2014, this is William Pym in 60 seconds...
FORMULA VEE MAGAZINE ARCHIVE
Formula Vee NSW has a rich history and much of this has been captured in the Formula Vee magazine. The magazine has documented the activities, events and milestones of the NSW Formula Vee Association and its members covering the period 2009 - 2019.
The latest Formula Vee news can be found above.
You’ve Got Questions—We’ve Got Answers
HOW MUCH DOES IF COST TO RACE A FORMULA VEE?
This varies greatly depending on how often you want to race, and how competitive you want to be. A typical social racer, who competes in a 6-round state series will likely spend around $7,000 per year in maintenance costs, which includes tyre purchases, engine rebuilds, crash fixes, race petrol, entry fees, license fees, and accommodation costs. A serious racer who wishes to race at the front of the field, attends 8 races or more each year with perhaps the interstate national challenge race, and who attends a handful of practice days throughout the year, could spend around $15,000 to $20,000 for a season of racing.
You may also consider leasing a drive with a Formula Vee team. Leasing costs vary, dependent on a number of factors. Generally drive and arrive packages start at $3,500 per round.
WHERE CAN I PARCTICE OR HOW CAN I TEST DRIVE A FORMULA VEE?
Some tracks hold weekly or monthly “open practice” days in which any car can compete. Cost for these days is typically $150-$200 depending on the track. Contact your local track for more information.
Most race meeting organisers also organise a Friday practice day at the track of the event immediately before the race meeting weekend for racers who want to get some track familiarisation without having to prepare their car and pit crew for a separate day of driving. These Friday practice days incur an extra cost on top of the meeting entry fee.
If you are serious about joining the sport and would like to discuss options further, including the possibility of a test drive, contact the NSW Formula Vee Association.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS IF I WANT TO START RACING FORMULA VEE'S?
Firstly you need to join your state’s Formula Vee association.
Once you have joined the state association, you need to organise a car by either purchasing one, or find a car that you can lease. You should also either organise to borrow, or purchase all the necessary racing attire. Next you should have your Motorsport Australia medical examination, and complete the Motorsport Australia education modules. Once this is complete you will need to complete your Motorsport Australia Observed License Test in your Formula Vee.
Once you have your license, you can enter your first race meeting! Be sure to checkout our articles on how to get started.
HOW CAN I BUY A FORMULA VEE?
There are several Formula Vee manufacturers in Australia that can build you a brand new Formula Vee. Jacer, Mako, Borland, Stinger, Rapier and Polar all make Formula Vees. A brand new formula vee will cost in the range of $40,000 - $50,000 but you can pick up a second hand car for much less.
Below is a list of websites that regularly have Formula Vee's for sale: