Super Formula News

The obvious pick for second Goh seat
Calderon: SF experience should help
Honda names SF drivers for 2022
Sato set to land Mugen SF berth
What to anticipate in Japan racing

There's a new team in the Honda Super Formula stable for 2022 in the form of Team Goh, which has yet to finalise its driver line-up. After missing out on a spot at Dandelion Racing, could super-sub Ukyo Sasahara finally get the permanent seat he deserves?

AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s newest signing, rookie Tatiana Calderon, is hoping her experience from Super Formula, F2 and sportscars will help cover her shortfall in IndyCar experience.

Honda outlines Super Formula driver roster for 2022
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Honda has revealed its roster of Super Formula drivers for 2022, confirming Nirei Fukuzumi’s anticipated move to the minnow Drago Corse team.

Honda junior Sato set for Mugen Super Formula drive
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Honda junior Ren Sato is set to secure a place on the 2022 Super Formula grid with Team Mugen following a successful audition for the drive last month at Suzuka.

There's change in the air on the domestic Japanese motorsport scene for 2022. Here, we pick out 10 of the most notable things to watch out for in both SUPER GT and Super Formula this year.

Super Formula scraps dropped scores for 2022 season
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Super Formula scraps dropped scores for 2022 season

Super Formula has eliminated the use of its widely disliked dropped scores points system ahead of the 2022 season.

Long-time TOM'S engineer Tojo moves to Rookie Racing

Long-time TOM'S engineer Tsutomu Tojo has announced he will move to fellow Toyota outfit Rookie Racing for the 2022 season.

The Top 10 SUPER GT/Super Formula drivers of 2021

After another year of fantastic action in both SUPER GT and Super Formula, it's time to look back at the standout drivers on the Japanese domestic scene in 2021.

Fukuzumi "volunteered" to join Drago Corse for Suzuka test

Nirei Fukuzumi says he "volunteered" to join the Drago Corse team for this month's post-season Super Formula test at Suzuka to try and improve himself as a driver.

Gallery: Super Formula, SUPER GT cars on the streets of Tokyo

Super Formula and SUPER GT machinery hit the streets of Tokyo on Sunday as part of the 'Red Bull Race Day' demonstration event.

Super Formula drivers call for clearer penalty guidelines

Super Formula drivers have called for clarity about how penalties for contact will be awarded in future after meeting with the stewards during last week's post-season test at Suzuka.

Yamamoto surprised by difference with Oyu's car after swap

Naoki Yamamoto admits that the difference between Nakajima Racing's two Super Formula cars is more than he imagined after swapping cars with teammate Toshiki Oyu in this week's Suzuka post-season test.

Honda’s disgraced junior driver handed shot at redemption

Honda junior Ren Sato was in the headlines last month in the Fuji Speedway SUPER GT finale for all the wrong reasons. But an unexpected chance to test a Super Formula car at Suzuka this week suggests his paymasters are keeping the faith in the youngster.

Oyu completes clean sweep in Suzuka Super Formula test

Toshiki Oyu completed a clean sweep in Super Formula's post-season Suzuka test with the fastest time on Wednesday's second day of running.

Retiring Nakajima explains Super Formula test appearance

Kazuki Nakajima has explained his Super Formula test appearance this week at Suzuka for Rookie Racing, having already announced his retirement as a racing driver.

Oyu tops rain-soaked first day of Suzuka Super Formula test

Nakajima Racing's Toshiki Oyu topped the times during a rain-soaked first day of Super Formula's post-season test at Suzuka.

Super Formula test offers more Honda 2022 line-up clues

Honda's plans for its 2022 Super Formula line-ups have become clearer with the unofficial revelation of which drivers will participate for which teams in this week's post-season test at Suzuka.

Alesi gets full-time seat as Toyota names Super Formula drivers
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Alesi gets full-time seat as Toyota names Super Formula drivers

Giuliano Alesi has been promoted to a full-time seat with Toyota’s flagship TOM’S outfit for the 2022 Super Formula season.

Super Formula Lights drivers set to join Super Formula test
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Super Formula Lights drivers set to join Super Formula test

Super Formula has revealed the drivers entered for its post-season test at Suzuka, with three Super Formula Lights regulars set for their first taste of the senior class.

The Super Formula rookies that surpassed expectations

The dearth of international drivers in Super Formula has opened the door for more young Japanese drivers to shine in the nation's top single-seater series, and there were two in particular that took advantage of that chance this year.

Honda set for another Super Formula driver reshuffle

Honda is set for another reshuffle of its Super Formula drivers in 2022, with the Dandelion, Mugen and Nakajima teams all likely to get refreshed line-ups.

The 'skipped' Honda protege determined to make his mark Prime

The 'skipped' Honda protege determined to make his mark

By rights, Toshiki Oyu should have been the next Honda junior driver sent to Europe to prepare for a Formula 1 future after Yuki Tsunoda. It didn't work out that way - but Oyu still has his sights set on big things after emerging as one of Super Formula's brightest young stars.

The transformation behind Super Formula's new title favourite Prime

The transformation behind Super Formula's new title favourite

Long-time Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri is three races away from the biggest achievement of his career, as he leads the Super Formula standings after back-to-back wins earlier this year. But how did a driver in his eighth season in the category suddenly go from being an inconsistent also-ran to the favourite?

How Giuliano Alesi has reinvented himself in Japan Autopolis Prime
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How Giuliano Alesi has reinvented himself in Japan

A relatively modest set of results in Formula 1's support categories meant Giuliano Alesi was at a crossroads at the end of 2020. Landed in Japan's second-tier Super Formula Lights category, an unexpected opportunity to try his hand in the main series yielded a shock maiden win that suggests he shouldn't be written off just yet.

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How Super Formula rejoined the F1 career path

Super Formula is regularly credited as being the fastest single-seater series outside Formula 1. That's why drivers such Stoffel Vandoorne and Pierre Gasly have entered it in recent years. Now another aspiring F1 star is heading to Japan.