### When do Formula Vee's race, and how many races are there each year?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaRacing usually starts in February/March and can go right through to the end of November or even December each year. Most states run a state circuit series consisting of 6 rounds that count towards the years state championship. There are usually 2 or 3 other multi-club meetings in some states that Vee's are invited to also, plus there is the National Formula Vee Challenge held each year. Most states also run a hill-climb series each year which Vee's can compete. Check out the state calendars.

### What tracks do Formula Vee's race at?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaFormula Vee's typically race at all permanent motor racing circuits around Australia each year. Checkout out the track information page for tracks that Vee's have raced at and information such as lap records.

### How old do I have to be to race a Formula Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaYou need to be 16 years of age to hold a CAMS C3 license, which is required to race a Formula Vee in Australia.

### Do I have to be a member of a club to race in Formula Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaYes, you must be a member of your state Formula Vee association to race a Formula Vee. Contact your state secretary to request a membership application form.

### How many Vee's participate in races?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaField numbers depend on the state of competition. In recent years, Victorian fields have reached the grid limit of up to 46 cars on many Victorian tracks. NSW often field over 30 cars, whilst SA, TAS, WA, and QLD typically field 15-20 cars at a race meeting.

### How fast do Formula Vee's go?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaThe top speed of Vee's depends on the gearbox used and the track. With the long gearbox installed at fast tracks such as Phillip Island in Victoria, or Eastern Creek in NSW, speeds of in excess of 180kph can be reached.

### Can I buy a new Formula Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaYes, there are several Formula Vee manufacturers in Australia at this time that can make you a brand new Formula Vee. Jacer, Mako, Borland, Stinger, Rapier and Polar all make Formula Vees. Checkout out the commercial classifieds page.

### What tyres do Formula Vee's use, and where can I get them?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaFormula Vee now uses a control tyre supplied by American Racer, these tyres are sold distributed via local arrangement by each State Associations. The category has recently moved from using a control Dunlop Tyres. These are still legal for use in competition until further notice. The previous control made by Bridgestone used up until 2003 are no longer valid for competition use.

### What brakes do Formula Vee's have?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaUp until 2003, all cars where required to use drum brakes from the 1200cc or 1300cc VW. From 2003 onwards, disk brakes of any make are allowed, provided that they utilise single piston calipers, non cross drilled and non ventilated rotors, and comply with the minimum weight per assembly. Any brake pad compound is permitted.

### How and where can I practice or test a Formula Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaSome tracks hold weekly or less regular "open practice" days in which any car can compete. Often, cars of all types including sedans and open wheelers are on the track at the same time. Cost for these days is typically $100-$200 depending on the track. Contact your local track for more information.

### Where do drivers progress to from Formula Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaMany weekend racers prefer never to leave Formula Vee once they have started, and there are members that have been racing Vee's for over 30 years. Some of the younger or more serious racers progress to Formula Ford, or Formula 3, and some end up with a professional V8 drive.

### What do I need to race a Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaRacing a Vee is easy. All you need is your race attire (suit, helmet, boots, socks, gloves, and balaclava), a simply tool box, a fuel bottle, and a tyre pump and good air pressure gauge. Its quite possible for a single person to go racing on the weekend, but pit crew makes life easier, less stressful, and makes a race weekend a whole lot more enjoyable.

### Is sponsorship required to race a Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaNo sponsorship is required to race a Vee, and due to the low cost of racing, most racers totally self-fund their racing. However sponsorship will ease the financial strain if you are lucky enough to obtain any.

### Is Formula Vee racing a competitive category?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaFormula Vee is arguably the most competitive open-wheeler category in Australia. It has consistently by far the biggest fields, and there are far more registered Formula Vee's in Australia than any other open-wheeler category can boast. The low power of Formula Vee's promotes very close racing with packs forming much like with 125cc motor cycle racing.

### Can tall people fit into Formula Vee's?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaIt depends on the make of car, but drivers as tall as 193cm or 6'4" have raced Vee's in recent years. Most new cars made from 2003 onwards also take advantage of an increase wheelbase and car length regulation to make it easier for taller drivers to fit into the cars.

### Do I have to have raced something else such as Karts before racing a Formula Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaYou do not have to have any experience at all to start racing a Vee. All you need to do is pass your CAMS driver observation test, and obtain a CAMS C3 license.

### What races are not included in my race fee?

Midwest MastersThe only races that are not included are: The Central Masters Championships, Buck Hill Dash for CASH!

### Is Formula Vee a good step into circuit racing from Karting?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaFormula Vee is the perfect step from Karting to full sized circuit racing. Formula Vee is offically recognised by CAMS as Australia's entry level category to open-wheeler motor sport. Formula Vee offers real, safe, circuit racing at a low cost (often less than Karting) without huge startup costs.

### How do I tell the difference between a 1600 and 1200 Formula Vee?

FAQ — Formula Vee AustraliaThere are a few quick ways for the paddock cruiser or spectator to determine if a car is a 1600 or a 1200 Formula Vee at a glance. Most State Championship Regulations specify that 1200 Formula Vees should run a 100mm wide pink band on the front suspension and a 1600 car should run a yellow band (unfortunately this is not that strictly enforced). All 1600 Formula Vees must run disc brakes front and rear so if the cars has drums it is definitely a 1200.

### When is next year's race?

FaqBarring unforeseen circumstances, the race takes place on the second Sunday in December. This is the 14th of December in 2008.