This Fastlane Racing Stohr Formula 1000 is the newest and most technological advanced open wheel racing car in Australia. After series success in the USA and introduction to Asia the Formula 1000 is seen as a stepping stone from Formula Ford towards professional competition.
Packed with technology and weighing a mere 435kg these cars can achieve speeds of 265 KMPH, what makes them sensational is their dramatically braking and ability to corner at high speeds thanks to their aerodynamics package. With engines revving at 13,000 RPM and using electronic shifting they are both a visual and audible spectacle.
This high performance, wings and slicks open wheel category utilises 1000cc motorcycle engine producing in excess of 185hp. Combined with an ultra-light weight open wheel chassis and full aero produces amazing, fast paced, affordable racing action.
The cars therefore have a performance range approaching that of Formula Atlantic or Formula 3.
From a spectator point of view, there is nothing else like it in Australia. The sounds these cars will make as they come over the hill and in to the final corner of Barbagallo Raceway will be akin to an F1 car taking to the track; the auto- blipper perfectly performing the down shifts. It is a real crowd pleaser.
WA is leading the nation by hosting the inaugural rounds of the AUS F1000 series at Barbagallo Raceway home to Fastlane Racing.
The Fastlane Racing Formula 1000 will be driven by Anthony Martin, after winning the Formula Ford State Championship in 2013 he has been chosen to represent Fastlane Racing as a sponsored driver for 2014, both in the formula ford and the F1000 series.