FORMULA FORD

Formula Ford Mygale SJ11

Specifications

Chassis Tubular space frame (exotic materials prohibited) construction confined to maximum dimension. Constructors aim to maximise torsional rigidity and minimise weight while maintaining the highest level of driver safety.
Engine 1600cc, 100ps DOHC four-cylinder Ford Fiesta engine, sealed on cylinder head and front and rear crankshaft seal covers. Developing 81kW the engine is tuned to develop 125 bhp at 7,000rpm. All components and measurements are specified and the Formula benefits from the worldwide parts support provided by the Ford Motor Company.
Steering Rack & Pinion
Suspension Front & Rear – pushrod activated dual damper system. Full racing car suspension designs are required to ensure maximum tyre grip at various cornering speeds. Chassis balance is adjustable and controlled by damper, spring and anti-roll bar combinations.
Brakes Four-wheel disc brakes have independent front and rear activation. Front/rear bias is adjustable.
Gearbox Limited to 4 forward and 1 reverse gear. Ratios can be changed to suit various circuits and conditions.
Fuel Tank 20 litre
Tyres Front & Rear – 5.5 in Dunlop slicks
Aerodynamic Devices Aerodynamic Devices: Not allowed. Down force is limited to the combination of chassis design/set-up and tyre grip, together with the natural forces of gravity.
Weight 495kg with driver
Top Speed 250 km/h (approx)
Driver Protection Side protection structures (sidepods) constructed from materials designed to crumple on impact and reduce the risk of driver injury in a side collision were introduced to the category in 1997. The size of the cockpit opening has been increased to allow for the quick exit of the vehicle in an emergency. On-board fire extinguishing systems, roll-over hoops and additional protection around the drivers’ legs provide increased driver protection.