Status quo at the bay

Title contenders share PE F1600 wins Saturday’s fifth round Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship delivered action aplenty, albeit somewhat of a stalemate in title terms as championship protagonists Nicholas van Weely and Stuart White took a race apiece...

Tight Road to Indy tussle heads to PE

The Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship heads to Port Elizabeth balanced on a knife’s edge as it takes its fifth step on the Road to Indy at the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante raceway in Port Elizabeth Saturday 14 July. Johannesburg racer Nicholas van...

Van Weely moves ahead

Nicholas dominates in F1600 sweep Linden, Johannesburg racer Nicholas van Weely took charge of the 2018 Investchem Formula 1600 championship’s Road to Indy chase with a dominant double victory to move into the championship lead at Saturday's Youth Day races at East...

Investchem F1600 to thrill East London

The 2018 Investchem Formula 1600 championship, which paves its champion’s Road to Indy, heads to the classic East London Grand Prix Circuit for its fourth round on Workers Saturday 16 June with a tight championship tussle developing at the head of this year’s title...
Robert Wolk demonstrates the 2017 Formula 1600 powered by Ford car at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

Robert Wolk demonstrates the 2017 Formula 1600 powered by Ford car at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Image by Paul Bedford – Action Images

Formula Ford has its origins in the late 1960s, the first standalone race taking place at Brands Hatch on 2 July 1967. The class was an immediate success and rapidly spread throughout the world. For many years Formula Fords were powered by the Ford Kent Crossflow engine but most national championship series throughout the world eventually switched to the more modern Duratec engines.

In many countries, the Kent engined cars were not abandoned but continued to race in regional series. This is the case in South Africa where they compete in the Northern Regions Regional Championship.

The newer Duratec powered cars are now used in the Formula 1600 National Championship. The addition of front and rear wings, and revised side pods to the cars has changed not just their appearance, but also their handling characteristics and will make for an interesting 2017 season.

In addition to the new cars, 2017 sees the advent of serious prize money for the top three in the Investchem Formula 1600 powered by Ford Championship. The winner will receive R250 000.00 plus a tests in a Formula Renault car and one of the Afrix A1GP cars. The runner up will receive R125 000.00 while the third placed driver will take home R62 500.00.

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Formula 1600 Powered by Ford

Round 4
16 June 2018
East London Grand Prix Circuit

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Round 4
7 July 2018
Midvaal Raceway

Investchem F1600 to thrill East London

Investchem F1600 to thrill East London

The 2018 Investchem Formula 1600 championship, which paves its champion’s Road to Indy, heads to the classic East London Grand Prix Circuit for its fourth round on Workers Saturday 16 June with a tight championship tussle developing at the head of this year’s title...

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Van Weely takes charge

Van Weely takes charge

Ten days before Saturday’s Zwartkops Investchem Formula 1600 races, Nicholas van Weely was sitting in the emergency room waiting to have his finger sewn back on following a domestic slip, but come Saturday morning, the young man strapped himself into his Magnificent...

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Zwartkops F1600 wide open

Zwartkops F1600 wide open

White hands rivals a Zwartkops chance Stuart White will be foremost on all of his rivals minds when the Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship heads to the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West for its third round races Saturday 12 May, even though the...

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Perfect start for Horne

Perfect start for Horne

Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) got his attempt to regain the Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship off to the ideal start when he won both races at the opening round of the 2018 series at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 10 March. On both...

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