About
《TOM’S FORMULA COLLEGE》

What is TOM’S FORMULA COLLEGE?

The instructor will give a detailed lecture on getting in and out of the car and basic driving techniques, allowing even inexperienced drivers to safely experience the high performance of formula car driving.In addition, a special instructor, unique to TOM’S, will be invited to give advice during the race via radio, and after the race, participants can receive valuable advice on how to improve their driving skills.

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Level-based programs

Carefully starting from the basics

Accurate advice from the instructor ensures skill improvement.

experience course

Beginner to Intermediate

The course is set up in a large parking lot (Fuji Speedway P2, P7, etc.) with pylons and a special course to master basic operations. The instructor will give a detailed lecture on getting in and out of the car and basic driving methods, allowing even inexperienced drivers to safely experience the high driving performance of formula car driving. At the end of the course, a Bronze, Silver, or Gold certificate is issued according to skill level. Silver certificates qualify participants for the Advanced Course, while Gold certificates qualify participants for the Practice Course. We can also arrange private events for groups or companies outside of our regular schedule.

EXPERIENCE COURSE Overview

Location Fuji Speedway
694 Nakahinata, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, 410-1307, Japan
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Course Content Please come 30 minutes before your reserved time for the following process.
Getting in and out of the car
Operation briefing
Slalom interval
Main course driving
Radio advice from the instructor during the course.
Lap time is measured. (Lap time will be measured.)
▶︎ Running time: approx. 30 min/person (including boarding and alighting time)
Special lecturer 2024 TEAM TOM’S SUPER FORMULA LIGHTS Driver
Yuga Furuya or Seita Nonaka
Number of openings 12 slots *Multiple slots can be reserved
Participation Fee 88,000 yen (including admission fee and consumption tax)
Transportation and accommodation to the venue are not included.
Credit card payment only
Entry qualifications ①Height between 150 cm and 185 cm, weight 85 kg or less, shoe size 28.5 cm or less
②Those who have a regular driver’s license (limited AT is acceptable)
③Those who are in good health that does not hinder driving a car
Other

For information on what to bring, vehicles used, equipment, standards of use, and precautions,
Please refer to this page.

Helmets and gloves are now available for rent.
◆You are welcome to bring your friends and family to the event!
(Admission fee of 1,100 yen (including tax) to FSW is not included in the fee.)
Customized package cars with different TOM’S parts are used as the lead car for each race.
◆Rain wear, TOM’S original towel, anti-fog and water repellent spray are available for safe driving even in the rain.

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Focus on skill development

Focused practice on high difficulty points in the run-in

ADVANCE course

Intermediate to Advanced

The course is designed specifically to help students acquire the driving skills necessary for racing course driving and race entry. TOM’S has established its own evaluation standards (6 levels), which are focused on training young drivers, to ensure more reliable skill improvement. In addition to ensuring sufficient driving time, a time schedule is set up to ensure uninterrupted concentration. Using in-vehicle video and logger data, the curriculum is designed to realize precise coaching under the practice conditions that drivers participating in races are conducting. Because the car is driven on a pylon course, the same points such as chicanes and cornering can be practiced intensively, allowing for pinpoint repetitive practice that is not possible on a racing course. In addition, the possibility of contact with guardrails, etc. is extremely low, so you can challenge your own limits safely and securely.

ADVANCE COURSE Overview

Location Fuji Speedway
694 Nakahinata, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, 410-1307, Japan
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Course Content

Preliminary training (classroom) 30 min.
First run (including interval and advice) 30 min.
Break 15 min.
Lecture 1 (using data logger and on-board video) 15 min.

Second run (including interval and advice) 30 min.
Rest 15 min.
Lecture 2 (using data logger and on-board video) 15 min.

Third run (including interval and advice) 30 min.
Break 15 min.
General comments and evaluation sheet 15 min.

Special lecturer 2024 Season TGR TEAM au TOM’S Daisuke Ito Director
Number of openings 4 slots *Multiple slots can be reserved
Participation Fee 275,000 yen (including admission fee and consumption tax)
Transportation to the venue and accommodation are not included.
Credit card payment only
Entry qualifications ①Height between 150 cm and 185 cm, weight 85 kg or less, shoe size 28.5 cm or less
②Those who have a regular driver’s license (limited AT is acceptable)
③Those who are in good health that does not hinder driving a car
Other

For information on what to bring, vehicles used, equipment, standards of use, and precautions,
Please refer to this page.

Helmets and gloves are now available for rent.
◆You are welcome to bring your friends and family to the event!
(Admission fee of 1,100 yen (including tax) to FSW is not included in the fee.)
Customized package cars with different TOM’S parts are used as the lead car for each race.
◆Rain wear, TOM’S original towel, anti-fog and water repellent spray are available for safe driving even in the rain.

Curriculum Details

Preliminary training (approx. 30 min.)

1st driving (approx. 30 min.)

<Breakdown>

  • Driving (approx. 7 min.)
  • Break and coaching (approx. 8 minutes)
    *Carried out in the pit while riding
  • Driving (approx. 7 min.)
  • End of driving
    Move to the training location (container house) (8 minutes)
Lecture 1 (approx. 30 min.)

<Breakdown>

  • Review of the first run using data logger and on-board video
  • Lecture for the second driving
2nd driving (approx. 30 min.)

<Breakdown>

  • Driving (approx. 7 min.)
  • Break and coaching (approx. 8 minutes)
    *Carried out in the pit while riding
  • Driving (approx. 7 min.)
  • End of driving
    Move to the training location (container house) (8 minutes)
Lecture 2 (approx. 30 min.)

<Breakdown>

  • Review of the second run using data logger and on-board video
  • Lecture for the final driving
3rd driving (approx. 30 min.)

<Breakdown>

  • Driving (approx. 7 min.)
  • Break and coaching (approx. 8 minutes)
    *Carried out in the pit while riding
  • Driving (approx. 7 min.)
  • End of driving
    Transfer to training location (container house) (8 minutes)
General review (about 30 minutes)

<Breakdown>

  • Review of the third run using data logger and on-board video
  • General review
  • Lecture for the next driving
  • Advancement of evaluation chart

charter course

Private events are also available for companies and groups. Please contact us for details.

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machine specs

FIA-F4 “DOME F110″

The car to be used is the FIA F4, an entry-level category of formula car racing certified by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) with F1 as its pinnacle, and races are held in countries around the world. The chassis and engine used here in Japan is the “Dome F110” developed by Dome, and the engine is the “TZR42” by TOM’S.

Overall Length

4,340mm

Overall Width

1,738mm

Overall height

950mm

Wheel base

2,750mm

Tread

1,500mm/1,460mm

Weight

610kg

(minimum weight including driver and ballast)

Main Parts Specifications

Engine TOM’S TZR42 In-line 4-cylinder 1,987cc NA 160PS/5,800rpm
Exhaust system With JAF approved catalyst
Gearbox TODA RACING 6-speed paddle shifters
chassis Carbon monocoque / Front and side anti-intrusion panels
Damper TODA RACING 2WAY telescopic system
Brake ADVICS 2pod caliper / Ventilated disk / Front and rear brake balance bar
Fuel tank FIA Recognized FT3-1999 Capacity 40ℓ
Suspension 4-wheel double wishbone inboard type / Front and rear stabilizers
Steering Rack & Pinion
fire extinguisher FIA Recognized Manual Fire Extinguishers
safety equipment OMP 6-point FIA approved safety harness / safety headrests / front and rear 6kJ tethers
Wheel TWS Aluminum Forging Front 13-8J, Rear 13-10J
tire DUNLOP Front 195/550R13 , Rear 240/570R13

schedule

2024 TFC Schedule

Schedule Course Location Application start date
7/24(wed) EXPERIENCE/ADVANCE・Courses FUJI SPEEDWAY P2 7/10(wed)10:00〜
8/20(Tue) EXPERIENCE/ADVANCE・Courses FUJI SPEEDWAY P2 8/5(Mon)10:00〜
9/6(Fri) EXPERIENCE/ADVANCE・Courses FUJI SPEEDWAY P7 8/21(Wed)10:00〜
10/4(Fri) EXPERIENCE/ADVANCE・Courses FUJI SPEEDWAY P7 9/18(Wed)10:00〜

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