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Crashproofing Lives

About Us

About Us

Our Team

Dmitri Sogrine is the proprietor of Formula Driving School and one of the most experienced automatic and manual RMS-licensed driving instructors in Sydney, with over 15 years of experience.

Dmitri has 37 years of general driving experience and a number of accreditations under his belt, including:

  • Unrestricted RMS Licence 011643
  • RMS older driver assessor
  • Certificate IV in Driving Instruction
  • Fully qualified and accredited Coach for Safer Driver Course
  • Certificate for Self-Employed People working in a child-related industry
  • Member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association

As the lead instructor for Formula Driving School, Dmitri comes highly recommended for anyone who is looking for driving lessons in Sydney.

Yaroslav Boyko is an automatic driving instructor at Formula Driving School with a solid 33 years of driving experience in all types of vehicles, including heavy multi-combination vehicles like road trains and B-doubles.

I am a licenced RMS instructor (RMS licence 06242) and hold a Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction and a Certificate for Self-employed People working in a child-related industry. Yaroslav conducts classes in a 2014 automatic transmission Toyota Prius-C vehicle. A wealth of driving experience along with a degree in law gives Yaroslav a solid base for his driving instructor work, and he prides himself on the professional manner with which he conducts his classes.

Igor Zats is a licenced RMS instructor (RMS licence 015058). He has 41 years of experience in all types of vehicles, including medium rigid trucks. He conducts classes in a 2019 automatic transmission Toyota Prius-C Hi-Tech vehicle. Igor holds a Certificate IV qualification in Driving Instruction and a Certificate for Self-employed People working in a child-related industry.

Igor is always highly professional, kind, and honest. He is a trustworthy and reliable member of the Formula Driving School’s team.

Driving lessons in Sydney

Unlike many driving schools, we treat you like an individual at Formula Driving School. Sydney has plenty of driving schools, but we are unique in that we believe that each of our students should be taught in line with their existing level of knowledge, skill, and ability.




Our lessons are structured to teach the best driving techniques and help our students develop safe driving skills and behaviours. Safety is our top priority; our slogan isn’t “crashproofing lives” for nothing. We will guide you (or your loved ones) through a series of steps that are intended to keep you and other motorists safe on the road.

How it works

During the first lesson, we will conduct an initial driving evaluation. This gives the instructor and student a basis from which to develop a personal training plan and set progress goals.

Subsequent lessons are clearly structured with easy-to-follow learning goals. Vital driving skills and techniques are explained and taught using a proven, step-by-step learning approach.

Each student receives a student record card, which is used to record lessons and progress. This helps students understand their training results and the areas they need to focus on for improvement. This highly tailored approach, together with intensive training, enables students to reach their driving goals quickly while equipping them with the skills they need to be safe and reliable drivers.

Areas and times of operation

We cover the following areas:

  • Sutherland Shire: Caringbah, Caringbah South, Cronulla, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Jannali, Kareela, Kirrawee, Miranda, Sutherland, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point, Woolooware, Yowie Bay
  • St. George: Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Bexley, Bexley North, Beverley Park, Beverly Hills, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton, Carss Park, Connells Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, Kingsgrove, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay
  • Sydney Eastern Suburbs: Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, Point Piper, Woollahra, Edgecliff, Woolloomooloo, Watsons Bay, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Bellevue Hill, Bondi Junction, Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Queens Park, Waverley,Matraville, Maroubra, Kingsford, Randwick, Coogee, Eastgardens, Botany, Kensington, Chifley, Little Bay, Eastlakes, Rosebery, Daceyville, Hillsdale, La Perouse, Centennial Park, Paddington, Surry Hills, Redfern, Waterloo, Darlinghurst, Moore Park, Kings Cross
  • Sydney Inner West: Enmore, Glebe, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Sydenham, Tempe, Camperdown, Newtown, Petersham, St Peters

The RMS branches we cover are:

  • Bondi
  • Eastgardens
  • Botany
  • Marrickville
  • Miranda
  • Rockdale

If you are not in one of our main service areas, please give us a call, as we can also organise instruction for learners who are based elsewhere.

Lesson times

Our driving lessons are available from early morning to late evening, seven days a week, rain, hail, or shine. We believe that learning to deal with a variety of different environmental conditions under the guidance of an experienced instructor is an excellent experience for learners.

We also provide door-to-door drop-off and pick-up for the safety and convenience of our students. With us, you are guaranteed politeness, punctuality, and patience, as we prioritise building a respectful relationship between instructor and student.

Call us on 0431 161 900 for more information. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors are happy to answer any questions you have about practical driving skills and driving lessons in Sydney.

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