FJ Jubilee Day; 25th April 1958 – 25th April 2018
Exactly 60 years ago today, on 25th April 1958, a public holiday in Italy, the first ever Formula Junior race took place at Monza.
There were 8 Formula Junior starters of six different makes that day, and the race was won by Roberto Lippi in a Stanguellini.
It’s been an incredible journey for Formula Junior racing, from its relatively short 6 year lifespan in period; 1958 – 1963, through to 1975 when it was the first ever past formula to be revived as an historic series, to today where we have 3 Championships in Europe, together with active racing also in Australia, New Zealand and North America.
2018 marks the culmination of our amazing 3-year Diamond Jubilee World Tour, by the end of which, we will likely have seen close to 350 drivers taking part as we’ve travelled around the Globe.
Thank you to each and every one of you, for your role in creating, nurturing, and supporting the adventure, whether you are one of our Period, early HFJ or current Drivers, mechanics, family members, press, or fellow organisers.
Long may the dream continue… we’ll be making a special visit to Monza on 29th June – 1st July for FIA Lurani Trophy Round 3, and concluding our World Tour with a record breaking entry, well over 100 cars, in two separate grids at the Silverstone Classic.