Formula Junior Historic Racing Association

Formula Junior

Between 1958 and 1963, Formula Junior was a sort of precursor to Formula 1 and replaced Formula 3 powered by motorcycle 500s in this capacity. Born in the mind of the Italian Count Lurani, Formula Junior featured liter or 1.1 liter stock engines and gearboxes in scaled-down Grand Prix car frames. During its six years of existence, Formula Junior saw an evolution from ladder frames and engines at the front, through spaceframes with engines at the rear, like the Cooper cars, to the shell construction of the Lotus 27. Hundreds of Formula Junior cars raced together in the USA, Western or Eastern Europe or Australia .
Famous Formula 1 drivers such as Jim Clark, John Surtees, Jochen Rindt, Mike Spence, Wolfgang von Trips, Gerhard Mitter, Lorenzo Bandini and Giancarlo Baghetti started in these formulas.
Formula Junior was the first formula revived in vintage car racing. In 1993, the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association (FJHRA) was founded, which has been organizing races for the Lurani Trophy since 1995. They are regularly held at famous circuits in Europe, but also in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In July, these formulas will also be presented to the audience in Brno.

Official website: Historic formula junior

Photo gallery from Brno Grand Prix Revival 2014