Formula Ford EuroCup

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Formula Ford EuroCup
Category Formula racing
Country Europe
Inaugural season 1969
2011 (modern)
Folded 2012

The Formula Ford EuroCup, known originally as the European Formula Ford Championship, is the current incarnation of a pan-European championship for Formula Ford competitors last held previously in 2001. The 2011 series was aimed at giving drivers experience at European race circuits. Three national Formula Ford Championships will be involved in the revived 2011 season. These are the British Formula Ford Championship, the Benelux Formula Ford Championship and the Scandinavian Formula Ford Championship.[1] While individual events nominate a winner there is no overarching pointscore to declare a series champion.

The original series was one of the earliest Formula Ford series, first run in 1969 and won by Gerry Birrell driving a Crossle. The series continued to run until 2001 as Formula Ford increasingly became a domestic oriented series with greater emphasis being placed on Formula 3 as a pan-European development Formula. The series was run for many years by the European Formula Drivers Association and run alongside championships for winged classes, Formula Ford 2000 and Formula Opel.


Season Champion
1979 John Village
1980 Bo Martinsson
1981 Netherlands Cor Euser
1982 Germany Volker Weidler
1983 Gerrit van Kouwen
1984 Hans Furrer
1985 Brazil Paulo Carcasci
1986 Finland JJ Lehto
1987 Denmark Svend Hansen
1998 United Kingdom Derek Hayes
1999 Australia Marcos Ambrose
2000 United Kingdom Mark Taylor
2001 Sweden Richard Göransson

Modern series event winners[edit]

Season Event winners
2010 Denmark Dennis Lind (single event)
2011 United Kingdom Scott Malvern (four events)
2012 Argentina Eric Lichtenstein (two events)
Finland Antti Buri (one event)
United Kingdom Nick Tandy (one event)