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Natori takes break from racing as planned F2 move falls through

Super Formula Lights champion Teppei Natori has announced he will take a year out of racing in 2022, as a planned move to Formula 2 appears to have fallen through.

Super Formula Lights champion Natori gets F2 test chance
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Super Formula Lights champion Natori gets F2 test chance

Super Formula Lights champion Teppei Natori will join next week's post-season FIA Formula 2 test in Abu Dhabi with Trident Racing.

Alesi: Super Formula Lights title near miss could impact future

Giuliano Alesi says his future on the Japanese racing scene remains unclear after his Super Formula Lights title near miss last weekend at Motegi.

Natori beats Alesi to Super Formula Lights title

Teppei Natori clinched the Super Formula Lights title with a race to spare at Motegi on Sunday morning, putting the prize beyond reach of nearest rival Giuliano Alesi.

Alesi: First SF Lights wins make up for subdued Sugo race

Giuliano Alesi says getting his first Super Formula Lights wins under his belt at Sugo helped to make up for a subdued run in the main Super Formula event.

Alesi grateful for "special" TOM'S Super Formula chance

Giuliano Alesi says he's relishing the chance to race for TOM'S in Super Formula this season as a replacement for Kazuki Nakajima, but admits he "doesn't know what to expect" from his debut.

Ex-Honda junior Natori launches crowdfunding campaign

Ex-Honda junior driver Teppei Natori has launched a crowdfunding campaign as he aims for a return to Super Formula Lights this year.

Alesi: Japan offered best opportunity after F2 exit

Giuliano Alesi says Japan offered him the best opportunity to pursue a career in professional motorsport after a two-year stint in Formula 2 where he “didn’t even have a chance” to win.

Alesi named in three-car TOM'S Super Formula Lights squad

Giuliano Alesi has been officially unveiled as one of three drivers in an expanded TOM'S line-up for the 2021 Super Formula Lights season.

Alesi set for double Japan programme with Toyota

Giuliano Alesi, the son of ex-Formula 1 racer Jean, will contest the Super Formula Lights series this year with the Toyota-affiliated TOM’S squad.

Ex-F1 driver Sakon Yamamoto to make single-seater return

Ex-Formula 1 racer Sakon Yamamoto will make his first race outing in a single-seater in more than five years when he contests next weekend's Super Formula Lights season finale.

Toyota protege Miyata seals Super Formula Lights title

Toyota protege Ritomo Miyata secured the inaugural Super Formula Lights title with a round to spare after taking two wins from three during this weekend at Suzuka.

Super Formula Lights attracts 12-car entry for opener

The rebranded Super Formula Lights series has attracted a 12-car entry for its inaugural event at Motegi next weekend.'s Top 20 junior single-seater drivers of 2019

With Formula 1 enjoying one of its strongest rookie intake in 2019, looks at the top 20 junior drivers of 2019 aiming to follow in the footsteps of Alexander Albon, Lando Norris and George Russell.

Chadwick aims to add Japan programme to W Series

Inaugural W Series champion Jamie Chadwick is planning to add another single-seater programme to her defence of the title next year, which could include a move to the rebranded Super Formula Lights category in Japan.

Fenestraz: Japan success shows Renault "wrong" to drop me

Sacha Fenestraz says his rookie season success in All-Japan Formula 3 shows that Renault was “wrong” to drop him from its driver development programme.

Fenestraz hungry for "awesome" F3/GT300 double

Ex-Renault Formula 1 junior Sacha Fenestraz is eyeing championship success in SUPER GT’s GT300 class after wrapping up the All-Japan Formula 3 title last month.

Ex-Renault junior Fenestraz crowned Japanese F3 champion

Former Renault junior Sacha Fenestraz wrapped up the All-Japan Formula 3 title with a double victory in the penultimate round at Motegi.

All-Japan F3 rebranded as Super Formula Lights

The All-Japan Formula 3 championship will be rebranded as 'Super Formula Lights' from 2020, when it adopts the new Dallara 320 chassis.

Newey to make Japanese F3 debut at Sugo

Harrison Newey will make his debut appearance in the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship this weekend at Sugo, it has been announced.

New EF Open car designed with ‘traditional’ F3 in mind

Dallara has revealed a brand new junior single-seater car at Spa-Francorchamps, with the Euroformula Open and Japanese Formula 3 championships in mind.

Fenestraz wins on Japanese F3 debut

Former Renault Formula 1 protege Sacha Fenestraz claimed victory in his maiden All-Japan Formula 3 race at Suzuka on Sunday.

Ahmed gets Japanese F3 reprieve with B-Max/Motopark

Formula 3 European Championship race winner Enaam Ahmed has switched to the B-Max with Motopark squad for his move to the Japanese series in 2019.

Ahmed loses ThreeBond Japanese F3 drive

Enaam Ahmed has been dropped by the ThreeBond Racing All-Japan Formula 3 team just a month before the start of the new season.

Ahmed latest F3 driver to head to Japan

Formula 3 European Championship race winner Enaam Ahmed is the latest European star to join the All-Japan F3 Championship for this season.

Fenestraz dropped by Renault junior scheme

Sacha Fenestraz has been axed by the Renault Formula 1 junior programme, and is now closing on a switch to the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship as his next career move.'s Top 20 junior single-seater drivers of 2018

In 2018, the junior single-seater scene was full of exciting talent, shown best by Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren each bringing an F2 star into Formula 1. ranks the top 20 youngsters of the year.

GP3 race winner Palou makes Japanese F3 switch

GP3 race winner Alex Palou has announced he will race in Japanese Formula 3 in 2017 with the arriving ThreeBond Drago Corse squad.