Update on 2012 season. Our newsletter recently sent out....
Historic Formula Ford 2012 Season opener.
Donington Saturday 17th March
Glad to say a lot of us are fighting fit after winter hibernation by the looks of things. A lot of
old faces will be back and on the new faces front we have a few Novice Contenders
including a man called Shui... New to our series is London lawyer Julian Pierce, son of F3
racer Maxim Bartell (who dipped his toe in one race last year) William Nuthall from
Nottingham and Scott Lawrie from Lancashire. Welcome also to Ian Jeary in a Dulon LD9
coming over occasionally from the Classic FF's and Simon Baines who is also new to us.
We welcome them all and anyone else joining our little series.
Flying Finns etc.
Our drivers from further afield are still with us too with Italian Ciro Pavesi will be joining us
in a month or two, Koichi Watanuki will be up for some more racing with us when the
flights from Japan are convenient. Simon Brown is also introducing Syuuichirou Nagakubo
[schu for short!] from the same neck of the woods also joining us later in the year and
driving one of his Merlyns. Quite an international series we are becoming...
Louis Hanjoul our nearest neighbour from Belgique (or is it Les Beards from the Isle Of
Mann?) looking forward to doing as many as they can and our very own Norse invader
Pertti Kiveri will be landing on these shores to pillage a few points nearer the top
bringing along with him Roland Svensson, from Sweden in Colin Wrights' MK17 Merlyn.
Watch out! Cup loser...
A firm welcome back to Alistair Littlewood. from us all. After a paddock bash on his bike
half way through the year resulted in a broken leg Alistair, (who was heading very happily
for the Novice Cup rather than the bonnet of a car) had to sit his first year out with us but
is repaired and back. Going on his limited number of fast outings with us he may be end
up within reach of the Series Cup, one to watch.
The Top Ten.
If Benn Simms or Robert Wainwright aren't in the running this year then other youngsters
tipped for series stardom will be Callum Grant (already seen out testing in deep mid
winter...) Simon Toyne (of course) always knock, knock, knocking on the top step along
with David Wild (OK not quite a youngster but one does have to butter up a series
And there again, the young old un's Ian Ashley, Stuart Baird, Derek Rogers, Chris
Sharples, Brian Morris, Stephen King and anyone with a Mitchell after his christian name
might be good for the odd win too...
For the rest of us well, we'll just have a good time!
If we keep it clean it should be fun for us, our wives, families and spectators. After all we
are the most exciting series of the crop...
See you out there.