Yamamoto, Nakajima fastest in final Super Formula test

Naoki Yamamoto and Kazuki Nakajima were quickest in the two-day final pre-season Super Formula test at Okayama International Circuit.

Team Mugen's Yamamoto's time of 1m12.902s in the afternoon session put him on top of the timesheets on Thursday, after the morning session was headed by Team Impul's Joao Paulo de Oliveira.

The Brazilian's time of 1m13.228s still kept him in second place overall, with former Williams F1 driver Kazuki Nakajima completing the top three, having set his best time in the afternoon session.

The Toyota factory driver then ended up fastest on a wet-dry Friday with a time of 1m13.368s ahead of TOM'S teammate Andre Lotterer - the German having been fifth on the first day.

De Oliveira was third, while ex-F1 star Kamui Kobayashi ended fourth, after having shrugged off a crash on Thursday.

McLaren reserve Stoffel Vandoorne finished fourth on Day 1, before he was called to Bahrain to substitute for the injured Fernando Alonso, with the Belgian set for his F1 debut this weekend.

British racer James Rossiter was seventh and 18th respectively, while Indian Narain Karthikeyan finished 12th on both days with Team LeMans.

The second day's rain-affected first session saw as many as nine red flags. 2015 champion Hiroaki Ishiura was quickest on the wet track.

 Full Day 1 results:

Po.DriverTeam / EngineTime (AM)Time (PM)
1  Naoki Yamamoto TEAM MUGEN
HONDA HR-414E
1'13.555 1'12.902
2  Joao Paulo de Oliveira ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
TOYOTA RI4A
1'13.228 1'13.394
3  Kazuki Nakajima VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S
TOYOTA RI4A
1'13.752 1'13.330
4  Stoffel Vandoorne DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'14.291 1'13.352
5  Andre Lotterer VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S
TOYOTA RI4A
1'13.466 1'13.593
6  Tomoki Nojiri DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'13.564 1'14.040
7  James Rossiter KONDO RACING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'15.240 1'13.622
8  Kamui Kobayashi SUNOCO Team LeMans
TOYOTA RI4A
1'14.566 1'13.643
9  Bertrand Baguette NAKAJIMA RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'13.644 1'13.647
10  Yuhi Sekiguchi ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
TOYOTA RI4A
1'14.623 1'13.663
11  Koudai Tsukakoshi REAL RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'14.146 1'13.700
12  Narain Karthikeyan SUNOCO Team LeMans
TOYOTA RI4A
1'14.483 1'13.727
13  Hiroaki Ishiura P.MU / CERUMO · INGING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'14.439 1'13.789
14  Yuji Kunimoto P.MU / CERUMO · INGING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'13.873 1'14.074
15  Takashi Kogure DRAGO CORSE
HONDA HR-414E
1'13.893 1'14.692
16  Takuya Izawa REAL RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'14.760 1'14.021
17  Yuichi Nakayama KCMG
TOYOTA RI4A
1'14.278 1'14.242
18  William Buller KONDO RACING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'14.543 1'14.996
19  Daisuke Nakajima NAKAJIMA RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'14.783 1'14.626
20  Hideki Mutoh Honda Test Car
HONDA HR-414E
1'19.456 1'15.122

Full Day 2 results:

Po.DriverTeam / EngineTime (AM)Time (PM)
1  Kazuki Nakajima VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S
TOYOTA RI4A
1'36.788 1'13.368
2  Andre Lotterer VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S
TOYOTA RI4A
1'36.708 1'13.589
3  Joao Paulo de Oliveira ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
TOYOTA RI4A
1'37.795 1'13.719
4  Kamui Kobayashi SUNOCO Team LeMans
TOYOTA RI4A
1'35.137 1'13.776
5  Naoki Yamamoto TEAM MUGEN
HONDA HR-414E
1'43.504 1'13.859
6  Takuya Izawa REAL RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'39.454 1'13.967
7  Hiroaki Ishiura P.MU / CERUMO · INGING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'31.038 1'13.998
8  Takashi Kogure DRAGO CORSE
HONDA HR-414E
1'37.101 1'14.014
9  Yuhi Sekiguchi ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
TOYOTA RI4A
1'36.294 1'14.050
10  William Buller KONDO RACING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'40.847 1'14.069
11  Bertrand Baguette NAKAJIMA RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'40.010 1'14.179
12  Narain Karthikeyan SUNOCO Team LeMans
TOYOTA RI4A
1'37.668 1'14.261
13  Koudai Tsukakoshi REAL RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'37.928 1'14.305
14  Yuji Kunimoto P.MU / CERUMO · INGING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'40.591 1'14.325
15  Tomoki Nojiri DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'39.153 1'14.397
16  Daisuke Nakajima NAKAJIMA RACING
HONDA HR-414E
1'35.763 1'14.404
17  Yuichi Nakayama KCMG
TOYOTA RI4A
1'38.294 1'14.416
18  James Rossiter KONDO RACING
TOYOTA RI4A
1'38.580 1'14.879
19  Hideki Mutoh Honda Test Car
HONDA HR-414E
1'35.184 1'15.020

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Series Super Formula
Drivers Andre Lotterer , Narain Karthikeyan , James Rossiter , Kamui Kobayashi , Kazuki Nakajima , Joao Paulo de Oliveira , Stoffel Vandoorne
Article type Testing report