Welcome to Formula Vee, Ireland’s most popular, most competitive and most affordable single-seater racing.

Formula Vee came to Ireland in the mid 1970’s and was created to provide a low cost form of single-seater racing. Vees can now boast the highest popularity with over 50 members in the Association, and about 20-30 of those regularly competing.

The Formula Vee National Championship consists of races in Ireland (Mondello National and Mondello International) and Northern Ireland (Kirkistown and Bishopscourt). We also run two additional races or championships within a race:

– B Championship: this is for the experienced racer who is not quite winning national races just yet but graduating towards the front of the grid

– C Championship (also known as the Rookie championship): this is for the novice driver who has less than six race finishes to their name

On occasion, we have championship rounds in the UK. Most recently, we visited Anglesey in 2023, and have also visited tracks such as the famous Donington Park, Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, and more. 

There are approximately 8 race meetings per year, at which there are 11 championship races. Each race meeting usually consists of qualifying and one race (with two races taking place on a double header weekend). When track time allows, we do run a separate race for B drivers and rookies (B & C points are scored in this race) in the morning, with the national championship race for all drivers (National points to be awarded in this race) in the afternoon. Points are awarded to drivers according to their placing. These points are used to determine championship rankings throughout the season. We also have a non-championship Emerson Fittipaldi Trophy race every September in Kirkistown, which always proves to be a popular race! Most recently, in September 2023, Formula Vee competed for the prestigious Leinster Trophy race in Mondello Park, with Lee Newsome finishing on the top of the podium, after a tense and thrilling race!

For a number of years up to recently, the Formula Vee association ran a non-championship Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park with heats, semi-finals and a final. The Vee Festival quickly became the largest race meeting of the season with huge crowds and all classes competing to both get on the race card and contribute to the success of raising over €100k for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice and Barretstown.