About Air Race 1

Air Race 1 is pure motorsport at its fastest. It is a thrilling test of pilot skill based upon the long-running Formula 1 Class of aircraft. All airplanes race against each other at speeds of over 450kph together on a circuit just 2km end to end. The first aircraft to cross the finish line wins. A few key facts:

  • 8 aircraft race together simultaneously
  • Race is around 10 laps, each lap 5km in distance
  • Takes place entirely at one venue in front of crowds
  • Qualifying races Day 1; final races on Day 2
  • The first international title in Formula 1 Air Racing’s 70 year history!

The event culminates on a final race day for the public when at least three main event races will take place with other activities and entertainment. The event draws many thousands of live spectators and a massive television audience around the world as well as a live internet broadcast throughout the event – all of which will showcase your brand to your specifications.

Teams & Aircraft

The sleek Formula 1 airplanes are built just to race! It is a class which sets strict parameters on wing area weight, engine size and other characteristics, so all pilots compete on even terms and pilot skill wins the day. The Air Race 1 races are truly competitive, yet festive and friendly for all!

We ensure strict safety standards and eligibility minima for the pilots who come from many different countries and all have a level of experience that ensures a safe and dependable event. All the international pilots – men and women, old and young – compete directly against each other regardless of their gender or age.



The sport of Air Racing has over 100 years of rich heritage and has inspired millions of people. Air Racing began in Reims France in 1909 and soon became a global phenomenon, reaching its Golden Age in the 1920s-30s. Throughout the last century Air Racing was regularly used as a platform to develop technology as well as for recreation. It took many forms from exciting pylon races (like the Reno Races, Formula 1 air racing and Aero GP) to single-plane time trials (like Red Bull Air Race) to the great long distance air races (like the Thompson Trophy and the Schneider Trophy). Air races challenged the world’s most accomplished aviators and created heroes of the skies. Air Race 1 taps into this past while looking forward towards a new era for this magnificent sport.