super-formula News and Analysis
Super Formula is set for a downforce reduction of a little over 10 percent next year in its bid to create closer racing.
The biggest talking point from last weekend's Autopolis Super Formula race was a strangely subdued performance from points leader Tomoki Nojiri. For the first time in over a year, the Honda driver no longer looks unbeatable, says Jamie Klein.
Sho Tsuboi has accepted the blame for causing Kamui Kobayashi’s high-speed crash in Sunday’s Super Formula race at Autopolis.
Sacha Fenestraz has revealed he ignored his Kondo Racing team’s pit instructions en route to his best-ever Super Formula finish at Autopolis.
Impul Toyota driver Ryo Hirakawa charged from eighth on the grid to score his second victory of the 2022 Super Formula season at Autopolis, slashing his points deficit to Tomoki Nojiri.
Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri scored his third successive pole position for this weekend's fourth round of the season at Autopolis, further stretching his points lead.
Super Formula will try and emulate the sound of a V8 engine in its next scheduled test for its development cars at Sugo next month.
Giuliano Alesi can't be directly compared to his TOM'S teammate Ritomo Miyata in Super Formula because of the pair's wildly differing driving styles, according to the Frenchman's race engineer.
Nobuharu Matsushita feels it was harder to win races in Formula 2 than in Super Formula after securing his first victory in the latter category.
The greater equality in engine performance between Honda and Toyota is a positive thing for Super Formula, according to some of the Japanese series' top drivers.
Honda has a history of making questionable decisions with regards to its young drivers in Japan, but an off-season overhaul of the 'Honda Formula Dream Project' should result in better outcomes for everyone, explains Jamie Klein.
Kamui Kobayashi says "trial and error" is behind KCMG's sudden improvement in Super Formula after a difficult pre-season and opening race of the season.
Super Formula tested out 'hybrid' body panels made from a mix of natural hemp fibre and carbon fibre as its next-generation development cars continued running this week at Suzuka.
Super Formula title hopeful Ryo Hirakawa was left to rue a mysterious lack of qualifying pace as he recovered from 12th to seventh in last weekend's Suzuka race.
Tadasuke Makino admits he pushed too hard, too soon in pursuit of a first Super Formula victory in wet conditions at Suzuka, as he ended up dropping to third place.
Kenta Yamashita can't explain his "weird" loss of pace in the wet during Sunday's Super Formula race as he slumped from second to a disastrous 16th-place finish.
Nobuharu Matsushita says his stunning victory in Sunday’s wet Super Formula race at Suzuka is “not enough” as he still has a mountain to climb to catch championship leader Tomoki Nojiri.
B-Max Honda driver Nobuharu Matsushita produced a masterful drive in treacherous conditions at Suzuka to pass long-time leader Tomoki Nojiri and claim his maiden Super Formula victory.
Mugen's Ukyo Sasahara feels being blocked by Yuji Kunimoto cost him a clear shot to start from the front row for Sunday's third round of the Super Formula season at Suzuka.
Reigning champion Tomoki Nojiri extended his Super Formula championship lead by grabbing pole for this weekend's Suzuka round.
Nakajima Racing’s Super Formula struggles could be even worse this weekend at Suzuka than they were in a disappointing opener at Fuji, says Toshiki Oyu.
Super Formula championship leaders Tomoki Nojiri and Ryo Hirakawa both expect other drivers to join them in the title battle after they monopolised the top two places at Fuji.
Three-time Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto admits that his motivation is becoming difficult to sustain as his woes with Nakajima Racing show few signs of ending a year after joining the team.
Super Formula served up two sensational races at Fuji Speedway for its opening round in 2022, as Honda and Toyota's respective top dogs slugged it out for victory on both Saturday and Sunday.
Sacha Fenestraz has revealed that a brake failure cost him the chance to score a double podium in last weekend’s opening Super Formula weekend at Fuji Speedway.
Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri opened his victory account for the 2022 season with a lights-to-flag win in Sunday's second race at Fuji Speedway.
Defending Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri secured pole position for Sunday's second round of the season at Fuji Speedway.
Qualifying for the opening round of the new Super Formula season produced a shock front row, but both Ukyo Sasahara and Ren Sato would see their races quickly unravel.
Ryo Hirakawa ended a Super Formula victory drought dating back to the 2020 season opener after beating Tomoki Nojiri to win a thrilling curtain-raiser at Fuji Speedway.
Ukyo Sasahara scored a surprise first Super Formula pole in qualifying for Saturday's opening round of the season at Fuji Speedway, beating Red Bull junior Ren Sato to the top spot.
Both of Japan's two premier racing categories, Super Formula and SUPER GT, will be shown live this season on Motorsport.tv with English commentary.
Super Formula kicked off its next-generation development test programme this week at Fuji Speedway, trialling environmentally-friendly tyres and carbon-neutral fuel.
Super Formula’s 2022 season kicks off this weekend with a hotly-anticipated double-header at Fuji Speedway. Jamie Klein is your guide to the talking points heading into the new campaign.
Super Formula, Japan’s premier single-seater series, returns for its 2022 season this weekend with a pair of races to kick off the campaign at Fuji Speedway. Here’s how you can follow all the action.
Having won the SUPER GT title for the TOM'S Toyota squad last year, Sho Tsuboi endured a miserable Super Formula campaign alongside, managing just six points all year. But after going back to basics with the Inging team over the off-season, Tsuboi looks revitalised in his pursuit of Japan's top single-seater crown
For the first time since 2019, a fully paid-up member of the Red Bull Junior Team will be on the Super Formula grid this season. But just what can we expect from Ren Sato in 2022?
Some of Honda's Super Formula drivers have expressed concerns about Toyota's domination of the leaderboard during last week's final pre-season test at Fuji Speedway.
When Super Formula and SUPER GT made their annual visits to Fuji Speedway for pre-season testing this March, there was a major new landmark near the circuit entrance.
Tadasuke Makino says he feels ready to lead Dandelion Racing to more title success in Super Formula this year after an encouraging end to pre-season testing at Fuji Speedway.
KCMG Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi admits he is still feeling the after-effects of missing so many races in Super Formula in the last two seasons.
Sacha Fenestraz has described his chart-topping time in this week's Fuji Super Formula pre-season test as a "big motivation" for the beleaguered Kondo Racing team ahead of the new campaign.
Sacha Fenestraz set the pace for Kondo Racing on the second and final day of Super Formula's second pre-season test at Fuji Speedway.
The opening day of Super Formula's second and final pre-season test at Fuji Speedway was cut short by snow, with no representative laptimes set.
Nirei Fukuzumi says he is facing a "different type of pressure" following his move to the minnow Drago Corse team in Super Formula this year.
Ryo Hirakawa says there are “no excuses” for him in Super Formula this year despite also joining Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship line-up for 2022.
Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri says the fact Mugen was able to maintain a two-car team in 2022 comes as a major boost to his title defence hopes.
Sho Tsuboi says he feels “back to his usual self” after topping both days of this week’s opening Super Formula pre-season test at Suzuka.
Sho Tsuboi completed a clean sweep of fastest times in this week's first Super Formula pre-season test at Suzuka as he again set the pace on Tuesday.
Yokohama has introduced a new specification of rear tyre for the 2022 Super Formula season to alleviate concerns surrounding punctures.
Japanese racing veteran Michael Krumm has been recruited by Kondo Racing's Super Formula operation in order to help Sacha Fenestraz communicate more smoothly with the team.
Inging Toyota driver Sho Tsuboi set the pace during the opening day of Super Formula pre-season testing at Suzuka on Monday.
Team Goh says it is aiming to develop Honda junior drivers in Super Formula with the aim of allowing them to race overseas as part of the Red Bull Junior Team.
The Suzuka Fan Thanks Day returned this weekend after a three-year COVID-induced absence, offering Japanese fans a chance to enjoy some early motorsport action before the start of the domestic racing season next month.
Ukyo Sasahara has cited the support he received from fans as a major factor in securing a last-minute deal to race in Super Formula this year with Team Mugen.
Super Formula has revealed an extensive test programme with two special development cars as it seeks to develop carbon-neutral fuels and environmentally-friendly bodywork for use in future seasons.
Ukyo Sasahara has been granted a last-minute reprieve to race in Super Formula this season as part of an expanded two-car Mugen team.
KCMG will compete in Super Formula this season with a green-and-yellow livery as part of its new sponsorship deal with Kids.com.