The 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship is now at the halfway point of the season. Through three races, we’ve seen three different winners – but two-time and defending series champion, Naoki Yamamoto, stands tall atop the championship tables.
In the summer heat, the calendar turns to the historic Fuji Speedway, in the town of Oyama, located a short 100 kilometers west of the heart of Tokyo, and right at the foot of the awe-inspiring Mount Fuji. Second only to Suzuka in terms of the most Japanese Top Formula Championship races held, Fuji Speedway has been the home of countless memorable races throughout its history.
Who will be crowned champion in Sunday’s 55-lap race at Fuji-san?
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In the woodlands of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, 25 kilometers south of the city of Sendai, Sportsland Sugo hosts the third round of the 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship!
For the first time since 1996, Sportsland Sugo’s round of the Japanese Top Formula series will be held during the rainy summer season. And initial forecasts do predict rain on and off throughout the weekend.
But no matter the weather, this Sunday’s 68-lap race promises action and compelling drama the whole way through!
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The second round of the 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship takes us to Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, in the remote town of Oita located 160 kilometers east of the city of Fukuoka, and the Autopolis International Racing Course – once the prospective home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, and now one of the most underappreciated modern circuits in all of motor racing.
First opened in 1990, but not a part of the Super Formula calendar until 2006, Autopolis brings a unique challenge as a high-altitude, undulating circuit with an abrasive surface and several high-speed, medium-speed, and low-speed corners. All of which will make this Sunday’s 54-lap race one to watch!
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If you’ve never watched the Japanese Super Formula Championship, there’s never been a better time to get into it than this year!
Super Formula begins its 2019 season this weekend at the home of Grand Prix racing in Japan – legendary Suzuka Circuit – for a 250 kilometer race featuring twenty of the best drivers, from Japan and all over the world.
The 2019 season sees the debut of the new Dallara SF19 chassis. Enhanced driver head protection provided by the Halo device, refined aerodynamics, and wider, softer tyres provided by the series’ official tyre supplier at Yokohama further perfect the concept of the fastest spec-formula single-seater championship on the planet, with all cars powered by two-litre, turbocharged four-cyclinder engines producing 650 horsepower.
And with all the races broadcast live and free around the world on Grand Central Entertainment’s Let’s Go Racing channel (formerly NISMO TV), it’s now easier than ever to follow Super Formula in 2019! So we’ve dusted off the WordPress a bit to quickly cover the series’ rich history and look at the class of 2019, driver-by-driver.
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