Van Amersfoort Racing (VAR), one of the European most renown auto racing development team has entered a new era in its four-decade successful history. The Netherland-based structure established in 1975 by Frits Van Amersfoort has over the course of the last few years, proudly been implementing a comprehensive modernisation program. It involved major investments and the establishment of new, state-of-the-art headquarters, in order to enhance its involvement in two important development programs: the FIA European Formula 3 and ADAC Formula 4 championships.
With all the right tools and personnel in place, the management considers the team to be a strong and well-prepared organisation. More than ever, VAR is able to help young drivers build successful careers in auto racing. Such is written in its DNA and ideally reflected in its motto: “Passion. Dedication. Tradition”.
THE VAR SIMULATOR
Van Amersfoort Racing has its in-house simulator for driver’s training, an activity which is seen as an important part of our business. It explains why we agreed to invest money, time and energy in developing training sessions like no others. Their approach is based on understanding driving techniques, understanding what to do to be consistently fast on track, while others mainly focus on producing fast lap time, vision etc.
They focus in providing a structure of understanding why certain techniques are fast in certain cars and the opposite sometimes. It’s all about understanding and optimising the dynamics. Drivers are not let alone with the simulator: their actions are closely supervised. The combination of the proper instructions given by their staff and the quality of their programs make their simulator… a private teacher.
All simulators at Van Amersfoort Racing are equipped with Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate.