Young Driver Education Programme

Through the sport of Kart Racing, many of today’s professional racing drivers like Scott Dixon, Greg Murphy, Shane Van Gisbergen and Lewis Hamilton all started their racing careers by developing their driving skills at an early age, through the sport of karting.

By introducing your budding driver to the same opportunity as these stars, you can help them to learn those same attributes. But the Formula E Young Driver Education Programme is more than that! They’ll learn:

Co-ordination: A sense of timing and the ability to plan ahead

Sportsmanship: A genuine respect for other drivers, not only trackside, but also on the road.

Responsibility: A sense of awareness and concern for the safety of themselves and others

Pride & Accomplishment: Whether they finish first, or last, knowing that they did their best.

Competition: Not only racing hard, playing hard and competing hard , but also fairly.

Watch them grow as they practice and learn the skill sets that will equip them to become our nation’s newest and better equipped drivers! We can limit the power and speed of our specially designed and built European race karts via remote control for younger drivers, allowing them to progress at their own pace, as they learn the basics of driving, and maybe even go on to learn all the skills needed to be a winner on the track.

At each 1 hour training session we provide full theory and practical instruction, safety briefing and safety gear, along with refreshments. At the end of the 3 day course, each student will be awarded a certificate of completion and take part in a student vs parent challenge.

This course is suitable for young Drivers aged 10 to 18 years old. Please note a minimum height of 145cm is required to allow safe operation of the kart’s controls.

Young Driver Education Course Dates: (2018)
16th, 17th, 18th January 2018
24th, 25th, 26th April 2018

Course Cost : $60 per Session; $180 pp total


On the winner’s podium….Jonny Reid… Scott Dixon…and maybe one day, Josh Sheehan …..they all started out go karting – and Junior Driver School at Formula E is great for those wanting to experience the thrill of racing and to garner skills of the race track, but, more than this, the course builds confidence in the young drivers.

The team at Formula E are excellent tutors, giving time to each budding driver to develop, literally, at their own pace.  The tutors encourage each young driver to utilise the new techniques and skills taught each week.

It’s a fun course, where even the parents get involved…after watching my sons racing, I too have joined in and now love racing at Formula E. …move over Jonny…move over Josh…Mum’s getting the checkered flag…..

Rachael Sheehan, Farm Cove, Auckland

To whom it may concern,

Phil, Ken and the team at Formula E have been professional in the way they have conducted their Junior driving School program. They gave individual attention to the participants with a genuine interest in their success and enjoyment.
Excellent facilities and environment. Top class, Five Star !

Glenys Budd, Forrest Hill, Auckland

Young driver education programme