Results of Formula Nippon Round 3 May 26, 1996 Fuji International Speedway (4.470km) Weather Conditions: Sunny, Warm Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time 1 10 Norberto Fontana LolaT96/51 Mugen BS 45 ...

Results of Formula Nippon Round 3 May 26, 1996 Fuji International Speedway (4.470km) Weather Conditions: Sunny, Warm Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time 1 10 Norberto Fontana LolaT96/51 Mugen BS 45 1:03'40.066(189.315km/h) 2 24 Naoki Hattori Reynard96D Mugen BS 45 -8.452 3 19 Kazuyoshi Hoshino LolaT96/95 Mugen BS 45 -12.158 4 55 Katsutomo Kaneishi Reynard95D Mugen BS 45 -17.343 5 56 Satoshi Motoyama Reynard95D Mugen BS 45 -18.154 6 9 Pedro de la Rosa LolaT96/51 Mugen BS 45 -20.415 7 20 Andrew Gilbert-Scott Reynard96D Mugen BS 45 -28.833 8 5 Marco Apicella Reynard95D Judd YH 45 -30.136 9 6 Hidetoshi Mitsusada LolaT94/50 Judd YH 45 -30.178 10 2 Katsumi Yamamoto Dome F104i Mugen BS 45 -31.522 11 21 Michael Krumm Reynard95D Mugen BS 45 -37.473 12 1 Toshio Suzuki LolaT96/94 Mugen BS 45 -39.298 13 30 Eiichi Tajima LolaT94 Mugen BS 45 -43.494 14 17 Taichiro Onishi LolaT94/50 Mugen YH 45 -1'02.848 15 65 Takuya Kurosawa Reynard96D Mugen BS 44 -1 lap 16 28 Masahiko Kondo Reynard94D Mugen BS 44 -1 lap 17 31 Hideki Okada LolaT95/50 Mugen BS 42 -3 laps 18 15 Masao Yamada LolaT93 Mugen BS 42 -3 laps 19 25 Ralf Schumacher Reynard96D Mugen BS 40 -5 laps DNC 12 Yukihiro Hane LolaT94/50 Mugen BS 39 -6 laps DNF 64 Toranosuke Takagi Reynard96D Mugen BS 26 -19 laps 7 Masami Kageyama LolaT95/50 Mugen YH 18 -27 laps 27 Masahiko Kageyama Reynard96D Mugen BS 8 -37 laps 72 Atsushi Kawamoto LolaT93 Ford BS 5 -40 laps 8 Shinji Nakano Dome F104i Mugen BS 5 -40 laps 73 Tetsuji Tamanaka LolaT93 Ford BS 5 -40 laps

Fastest Lap: 10 Norberto Fontana 1'17.581 (207.422km/h) on lap 35 Championship Standings: Fontana 16, Hoshino/Schumacher 14, Nakano/Hattori 6, Takagi 4,etc. Next Round: Tokachi June 23

Shionogi Team Nova driver Norberto Fontana went over with a bang at the start from the fourth grid to become the winner of the 1996 Formula Nippon round three in Fuji. Pole man Ralf Schumacher was hot on the heels of the Argentine after the pace car was out because of an accident halfway in the race, but that was as close as he got, for he left the track with the motor coughing real bad on lap 41.

Driving the sister car with a healthier engine, Hattori took over the second place and went on to the finish.

An old guard Hoshino had a cool running to third.

The fleet of Super Aguri Reynards followed, with Pedro de la Rosa picking up the precious point.

1996 All Japan F3 Championship Round 4 Fuji International Speedway

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time Qual 1 64 Koji Yamanishi Dallara F396 Mugen MF204 21 31'59.111(175.596km/h) 1/1'30.556 2 7 Tom Coronel Tom's 036F Toyota 3S-G 21 -0.872 2/1'30.708 3 8 Juichi Wakisaka Dallara 036F Mugen MF204A 21 -19.558 4/1'31.370 4 4 Keiichi Nishimiya Dallara F395 Opel C20 21 -21.042 3/1'31.366 5 2 Shigekazu Wakisaka Dallara F395 Mugen MF204 21 -31.392 6/1'31.673 6 6 Shota Mizuno Tom's 036F Toyota 3S-G 21 -31.713 12/1'32.096 7 16 Takeshi Tsuchiya Dallara F395 HKS 310E 21 -34.912 5/1'31.540 8 62 Takahiro Fujita Dallara F395 Toyota 3S-G 21 -35.730 8/1'31.965 9 12 Taku Utagawa Dallara F396 Toyota 3S-G 21 -36.466 11/1'32.068 10 77 Hiroomi Uemura Dallara F395 Mugen MF204 21 -36.619 9/1'31.979 11 11 Hiroshi Sasaki Dallara F395 Toyota 3S-G 21 -47.935 17/1'33.343 12 10 Takeshi Asami Dallara F395 HKS 310E 21 -48.866 14/1'32.780 13 9 Go Shimizu Dallara F395 HKS 310E 21 -48.962 7/1'31.758 14 45 Hiroshi Furuichi Dallara F395 Toyota 3S-G 21 -54.058 13/1'32.308 15 58 Tomokazu Ochiai Dallara F395 Mugen MF204 21 -54.473 15/1'33.157 16 54 Osamu Nakajima Dallara F395 Mugen MF204 21 -1'06.239 18/1'33.373 17 38 Takeshi Odagiri Dallara F394 Fiat 21 -1'35.329 21/1'35.849 18 99 Shin Miyamoto Dallara F395 Toyota 3S-G 19 -2 laps 10/1'32.049 DNF 24 Dilantha Malagamuwa Dallara F393 Mugen MF204 4 -17 laps 20/1'34.020 5 Kiyoshi Uchiyama Dallara F395 HKS 310E 3 -18 laps 16/1'33.317 DNC 36 Tadashi Shinomiya Dallara F394 Mugen MF204 19/1'34.015

Fastest Lap: 64 Koji Yamanishi 1'30.516 (177.781km/h) on lap 15 Championship Standings: J.Wakisaka 25, Coronel 21, Yamanishi 18, S.Wakisaka 11, Nishimiya 7, Mizuno 5, etc. Next Race: July 7 Suzuka

It's two in a row for Yamanishi who beat out Coronel at the first corner on lap 15. The Tom's ace settled for second. The championship leader Wakisaka was way behind in third.

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Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Pedro de la Rosa , Masahiko Kondo , Tora Takagi , Michael Krumm , Shinji Nakano , Tom Coronel , Andrew Gilbert-Scott , Kazuyoshi Hoshino , Toshio Suzuki , Takeshi Tsuchiya , Hidetoshi Mitsusada , Naoki Hattori , Eiichi Tajima , Satoshi Motoyama , Juichi Wakisaka , Takuya Kurosawa , Masami Kageyama , Marco Apicella , Hideki Okada , Masahiko Kageyama , Shigekazu Wakisaka , Tetsuji Tamanaka , Yukihiro Hane , Dilantha Malagamuwa , Go Shimizu , Kaneishi Katsutomo , Norberto Fontana