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1996 All Japan F3 Championship Rd.7 Race Results (Top 10) Sept.7-8 Sendai Highland Raceway (4.060km) Weather Conditions: Sunny Pos No Driver Car Engine Lap Time/Delay Q 1 8 Juichi Wakisaka Dallara F396 ...

1996 All Japan F3 Championship Rd.7 Race Results (Top 10) Sept.7-8 Sendai Highland Raceway (4.060km) Weather Conditions: Sunny

Pos No Driver              Car           Engine       Lap Time/Delay  Q
 1   8 Juichi Wakisaka     Dallara F396  Mugen MF204A 24 42'18.798    1 1'56.319
 2   7 Tom Coronel(NL)     Tom's 036F    Toyota 3S-G  24    -0.353    4 1'57.240
 3  16 Takeshi Tsuchiya    Dallara F395  HKS 310E     24   -16.655    3 1'56.575
 4  64 Koji Yamanishi      Dallara F395  Mugen MF204  24   -20.184    5 1'57.395
 5  62 Takahiro Fujita     Dallara F395  Toyota 3S-G  24   -35.379    7 1'57.811
 6  65 Haruki Kurosawa     Dallara F396  Mugen MF204  24   -36.669   11 1'58.347
 7  33 Risto Virtanen(FIN) Dallara F395  Toyota 3S-G  24   -37.615   14 1'58.586
 8   4 Keiichi Nishimiya   Dallara F395  Opel C20     24   -46.735    9 1'57.904
 9  10 Takeshi Asami       Dallara F395  HKS310E      24   -55.421    6 1'57.754
10  45 Hiroshi Furuichi    Dallara F395  Toyota 3S-G  24   -56.058    8 1'57.878

Fastest Lap: 8 Wakisaka 1'44.810 Championship Standings: J.Wakisaka 44, Coronel 39, Yamanishi 35, Nishimiya 15, S.Wakisaka 13, etc. Next Round: Sept.28-29 Suzuka

Championship leader Wakisaka drove flawlessly from pole position to     
take the checkered flag in his quest for the Japanese F3 laurels.       
Wakisaka's joy is Tom Coronel's sorrow. The Dutchman's title hopes      
are less than zero, for only six out of nine races count for the        
championship and Coronel's in a situation where Alain Prost found back  
in 1984. He's racked up points in too many occasions.                   

On a happier note, former British F3 tailender Rista Virtanen found a plum seat in 5-Zigen Racing thanks to its ex-employee Mika Salo. The Finn started a new career in Japan with the seventh finish.

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Series F3
Drivers Mika Salo , Tom Coronel , Alain Prost , Takeshi Tsuchiya , Juichi Wakisaka , Haruki Kurosawa