The Formula Gulf 1000 Car
GulfSport has been developing, selling and running slicks and wings race cars in the Gulf region for 5 years. Prior to this, GulfSport’s principals ran a Formula Renault BARC Championship Winning car in 2004 and a Tyrrell Cosworth in the Thoroughbred Grand Prix (TGP) series. It is through this experience that GulfSport was able to specify its requirements for a single seater racecar that would meet crucial performance and price criteria for use in this championship. Working closely with legendary single seater constructor Ralph Firman (now RFR – formally Van Diemen), the result is the FG1000.
Chassis: Multi-tubular stepped spaceframe chassis fabricated in 4130 chrome-moly steel incorporating a high specification bonded and riveted aluminium undertray. The chassis complies with the FIA crash test requirements for 2009 and includes FIA wheel tethers.
Suspension: Triangulated upper and lower wishbones in rolled steel aerofoil section with aluminium front uprights. Pushrod suspension operating through aluminium rockers to the dampers. Blade adjustable anti-roll bars. Bilstein dampers valved for bump and rebound.
Brakes: 4-pot AP Racing calipers acting on 265 mm diameter ventilated discs, front and rear. Performance Friction brake pads. Cockpit adjustable brake balance bar.
Aerodynamics: Front: one piece composite anhedral front wing with adjustable flaps, shoes and end-plates. Stepped floor bib with sidepod aero funnels and covers. Rear: adjustable 3-element aluminium wing structure using FIA F3 profiles complemented by a diffuser.
Engine: 4-cylinder Suzuki 1000cc (≈150BHP) with dry sump oil system.
Gearbox: 6 speed sequential with closed loop flat-shift system.
Fuel Tank: 33L FT3 FIA fuel cell
Data Logger: AIM Formula wheel, EVO 4 data logger system (logging: Std. Engine parameters, throttle position, brake pressure, steering position, wheel speed, lap times, long./lat. g-force).
Video System: Data integrated video logging system.