About Us

Formula Johnson, owned by Dick Johnson AM and Dr Ryan Story AM, is an investment, licensing, engineering and motorsports company.

Formula Johnson is a co-owner of Racing Team (Aust) Pty Ltd, Dick Johnson Racing, and the custodian of the history of DJR from its foundation on 3 December 1980, through its halcyon days as DJR Team Penske, its return to Dick Johnson Racing at the end of 2020 and concluding at the end of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship season.

Formula Corporation is a consulting company and developer of proprietary data management solutions, software, customer research, engagement and targeting programs.

We have a number of strategic alliances, affiliations and partnerships with companies such as Viva Energy and Ford, through to supporting children's cancer charity Camp Quality, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Ryan Story Worthy Causes Fund, which supports multiple charities.
  • Dick Johnson AM

    Dick Johnson is an icon and legend of Australian Motorsport, a passionate Queenslander, and co-owner of Dick Johnson Racing and Formula Johnson.

    His racing career started in 1964, and winning came naturally, taking victory in his second ever race. He rose to prominence throughout the 1970s, before exploding into the national consciousness at the 1980 Bathurst 1000, when he hit the infamous rock whilst in the lead of the ‘Great Race’.

    The resultant response from the Australian public is now folklore, catapulting Dick and his fledgling team to the front of the pack for years to come. He would become one of Australia’s most loved sporting characters, going on to win three Bathurst 1000 titles, and five Australian Touring Car Championships in a career that lasted more than 30 years.

    After his retirement from driving in 1999, Dick continued as the figurehead of Dick Johnson Racing, culminating in another Championship in 2010 for the prestigious organisation, the seventh for the team.

    In late 2014, Johnson joined forces with Roger Penske to create DJR Team Penske, and together they returned the team to the top. Between 2015 and 2020 they won three Teams’ Championships and three back-to-back Drivers’ Championships with Scott McLaughlin. In 2021, the team enters a new era with the team continuing as Dick Johnson Racing and with two new drivers joining the stable.

  • Dr Ryan Story AM

    Ryan Story is an Australian motorsport and business figure, a committed philanthropist, Team Principal and Chairman of Dick Johnson Racing and Formula Johnson.

    Known for his strategic leadership and unyielding passion for the sport, as the former team principal of Dick Johnson Racing (DJR), he guided the team to remarkable achievements in the Supercars Championship. His enduring contributions to motorsport have earned him a life membership from Motorsport Australia and the respected position of Chairman of the Australian Motor Racing Commission.

    One of Story’s key accomplishments includes leading DJR to become the first professional motor racing team outside Europe to achieve carbon neutrality. This pioneering achievement underscores his commitment to environmental sustainability and sets a new standard in the industry.

    In his role as a director of Racing Together, Australia's first Indigenous motor racing team, Story demonstrates his commitment to inclusivity and diversity in motorsport and beyond.

    Story is deeply involved in many charitable endeavours. He serves as an ambassador for Camp Quality and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, where he supports their missions to improve the lives of children impacted by cancer and to advance prostate cancer research and advocacy.

    The launch of The Ryan Story Worthy Causes Fund marks a significant milestone in Story's philanthropic journey. With a personal pledge of $1 million and a bequest of half of his estate, Story aims to direct substantial resources towards causes that are meaningful to him. The fund invites individuals and organisations to contribute to these crucial causes, with all donations above $2 tax-deductible.

    His influence reaches far beyond the world of motorsport, impacting various corners of the community. Through The Ryan Story Worthy Causes Fund, his dedication to making a significant, lasting difference continues.