MRF F1600

The MRF Formula 1600 is a single seater formula car having a Van Diemen designed chassis with a 1.6 litre Ford Duratec Engine. The chassis is a multi- tubular chromoly space frame, which is bronze braced and tig welded in the cockpit and foot well areas.

Name Formula 1600 car
Drive Train 1.6L Ford Duratec Engine
Twin cam 16 valve
Electronic Engine controls
Hewland 5 speed sequential shift gearbox
Suspension Advanced push road activation system opening on wide based oval section wishbones with the latest anti-intrusion bar requirements
Alloy casting, heat treated uprights with large diameter angular contact bearings
Anti roll bars, adjustable front and rear
Bilstein shocks
Chassis Multi-tubular chromoly space frame with bronze brazed and tig welded in the cockpit and foot well areas.
Bodywork Formula One design features of a high nose, deep side pods and an engine cover with an air intake encompassing the roll hoop.
Brakes AP Braking System. Light-weight, double-acting calipers with large diameter discs all around
Cockpit adjustable bias
Wheels Front 8 * 13
Rear 10 * 13
One piece aluminum OZ centre lock rims
Tyres Front MRF 200/540 R13
Rear MRF 240/570 R13
Dimensions Wheel base 2532 mm
Front track 1382 mm
Rear track 1450 mm
Weight 450 kg
Others Detachable steering wheel with inbuilt display
Rack & pinion steering
On-board 2.5kg fire system
Six point safety harness
ATL fuel tank mounted behind the driver’s seat
Data logger


The MRF F1600 is India’s Premier single seater race car built at JA Motorsport Coimbatore, with technical collaboration with Van Diemen. It is part of India’s National Racing Championship for the past seven years. The design, development and manufacturing of the cars were undertaken between 2008 & 2010. And the first official testing was done at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia In 2009, followed by a test at Madras Motorsport Race Track, Chennai, India.

From early 2010, the championship began with races in Chennai and Coimbatore with upto 16 drivers from around the world. Over the years, we have had some of the worlds best drivers, who have used our championship to grow in their racing career. To name a few, Jordan King, Alice Powell, Gaurav Gill…etc

And since then we are running the championship every year, with 5 or 6 rounds in India. Back in 2011, we ran the support race during the inaugural Formula One Grand Prix of India at Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi.

MRF, one of the largest manufacturers of tyres in India is our tyre supplier. They are our technical partner since the start of our series. MRF has developed their very own tyre compound called the MRF ZLO, for use within our championship. Both the slick and wet compounds have been proven to be extremely fast and at the same time very reliable.

The F1600 championship serves as a brilliant and cost effective stepping-stone to compete and grow as a race driver within the world of motorsport.