The original Van Diemen brand was founded in 1973 by Ralph Firman Snr. It became one of the largest manufacturers of bespoke racing cars in the world.
Van Diemen RF employs a team of ex-F1 industry designers with impeccable track records of performance enhancing design, through rigorous aerodynamic modelling.
Van Diemen RF believes in breaking new ground in both elite performance and a rigorous dedication to improving industry safety standards.
Iconic British Racing Brand
The launch of Van Diemen RF sees Ralph Firman Jnr continue the family legacy in performance racing. A Firman family legacy that spans 5 decades beginning with the establishment of the iconic Van Diemen brand back in 1973.
Founded by former F1 Driver Ralph Firman Jnr
Ralph Firman Jnr
Ralph has successfully raced in all lower formulae race categories. He graduated through the ranks until completing a season in F1 under the watchful eye of Eddie Jordan.
Having retired from racing he has now taken on the legacy of the Van Diemen brand to disrupt the track day and championship markets.
Ralph brings a wealth of experience including decades of testing and development expertise at the very highest level.
Ralph oversees the design team, manages the production and will be the chief tester for all new models or variants that are released.
British Junior Go Kart Champion
British Senior Go Kart Champion
Vauxhall Junior Champion
McLaren Young Driver of the Year
British F3 Champion
FIA World Formula 3 Cup in Macau
Formula Nippon Champion
Formula One – Team Jordan Ford
Super GT Champion