The Australian Formula Ford Championship has been held annually since 1993, being contested each year over a series of races for racing cars complying with Australian Formula Ford regulations. Championship winners to date are shown below.


Formula Ford emerged as a racing class in Great Britain in 1966, with a series first held in 1967. A race was first held at Sandown Raceway in 1969 with the first Driver to Europe Series following in 1970 which was won by Richard Knight. Formula Ford is a open wheel category with a fully adjustably suspension system but is not complicated with aerodynamic wings or slick tyres. Formula Ford rapidly developed into the series for emerging young drivers.


Year Champion Car
1993 Craig Lowndes Van Diemen RF93
1994 Steven Richards Van Diemen RF94
1995 Jason Bright Van Diemen RF95
1996 David Besnard Van Diemen RF96
1997 Garth Tander Van Diemen RF95
1998 Adam Macrow Spectrum 06
1999 Greg Ritter Mygale SJ98
2000 Luke Youlden Mygale SJ2000
2001 Will Davison Van Diemen RF01
2002 Jamie Whincup Van Diemen RF01
2003 Neil McFadyen Stealth Van Diemen RF94
2004 David Reynolds Van Diemen RF04
2005 Daniel Elliott Van Diemen RF05
2006 John Martin Spectrum 011
2007 Tim Blanchard Mygale SJ07A

Prior to the creation of the Australian Formula Ford Championship, a national series for Formula Ford drivers, the "Driver to Europe Series", was contested each year from 1970 to 1992.

Year Series Winner Car
1970 Richard Knight Elfin 600
1971 Larry Perkins Elfin 600
1972 Bob Skelton Bowin P4A
1973 John Leffler Bowin P6F
1974 Terry Perkins Elfin 620B
1975 Paul Bernasconi Mawer
1976 Richard Carter Birrana F73
1977 John Smith Bowin P4A
1978 John Wright Bowin P4A
1979 Russell Norden Mawer
1980 Stephen Brook Lola
1981 Phillip Revell Lola T440
1982 Jeff Summers Elfin 620B
1983 Bruce Connolly Galloway
1985 Ron Barnacle Royale RP31
1985 Tomas Mezera Reynard
1986 Warwick Rooklyn Elwyn
1987 Peter Verheyen Van Diemen RF86
1988 David Roberts Van Diemen RF87
1989 Mark Larkham Van Diemen RF89
1990 Russell Ingall Van Dieman RF90
1991 Troy Dunstan Van Diemen RF91
1992 Cameron McConville Van Dieman RF92