super-formula News and Analysis
Tatiana Calderon will not be able to take part in next weekend’s Autopolis Super Formula round after contesting last weekend’s Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener.
Moving from one side of the Dandelion Racing garage to the other in 2021, and some important off-track changes, have served to make Nirei Fukuzumi a true contender for Super Formula title honours this year.
Nobuharu Matsushita has branded his return Super Formula race a "disaster" after finishing in a disappointing 13th at Suzuka on Sunday.
Mugen driver Tomoki Nojiri insists that he still feels a "sense of danger" despite building a large lead at the head of the Super Formula points standings with two wins from the opening two races of the season.
Tatiana Calderon was at a loss to explain a sudden loss of form during last weekend's second round of the Super Formula at Suzuka, as she qualified and finished at the rear of the field.
Nirei Fukuzumi says he was devastated to have lost a clear shot at a first victory in Super Formula after a "perfect" weekend at Suzuka.
Mugen driver Tomoki Nojiri became Super Formula’s first back-to-back race winner in three years at Suzuka after poleman Nirei Fukuzumi suffered a puncture while leading.
Ryo Hirakawa says his Q3 lap for this weekend's Suzuka Super Formula round was one of the best of his career, but can't understand how his Honda-powered rivals were able to find so much pace.
Nobuharu Matsushita says he and his B-Max Racing team have had no choice but to "gamble" on set-up on their return to Super Formula action this weekend at Suzuka.
Giuliano Alesi insists he is unfazed by the prospect of double duties this weekend at Suzuka as he makes his Super Formula debut alongside his regular Super Formula Lights commitments.
Toyota driver Sacha Fenestraz potentially faces a prolonged wait before he is able to return to Japan and take up his seats in Super Formula and SUPER GT after missing the start of both campaigns this month.
Okayama has lost its place on the 2021 Super Formula calendar on a revised calendar issued on Monday, and will instead be replaced by a second round at Motegi.
Sho Tsuboi admits his struggles in Super Formula's season opener at Fuji Speedway, combined with Honda's strength, make him question how he was able to win at the same track last season.
Honda Super Formula stalwart Tomoki Nojiri defied pre-season predictions by winning last weekend's opening race of the season at Fuji Speedway. Now in his eighth season, is the 31-year-old finally ready to win the title?
Tatiana Calderon says she was disappointed to miss out on her first Super Formula points finish at Fuji Speedway following her best-ever qualifying performance in the series.
Tomoki Nojiri converted pole position into victory in a tense first race of the new Super Formula season at Fuji Speedway.
Ryo Hirakawa says there was no way he could have matched the Honda drivers in qualifying for Super Formula's season opener at Fuji Speedway, as Toyota continues to struggle with a top speed deficit.
Mugen Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri scored the first pole position of the 2021 Super Formula season at Fuji Speedway, as defending champion Naoki Yamamoto was sensationally knocked out in Q1.
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.
The 2021 Super Formula season kicks off this weekend at Fuji Speedway, and there have no shortage of talking points after two pre-season tests. Jamie Klein selects five of the most significant to keep track of.
Kamui Kobayashi admits that his "personal selfishness" has prevented him from racing in this weekend's Fuji Super Formula opener, as he prioritised participating in the Sebring 12 Hours over his Toyota commitments.
Naoki Yamamoto's haul of five titles across Super Formula and SUPER GT mark him out as statistically the most successful driver in Japan's top two series in recent years. But can he really be considered the equal of past legends?
Ukyo Sasahara admits to having "mixed feelings" over the chance to deputise for the unwell Tadasuke Makino at the Dandelion Racing Super Formula team.
Kamui Kobayashi will miss this weekend's opening round of the new Super Formula season at Fuji Speedway, with Kazuto Kotaka taking his place at the KCMG team.
Tatiana Calderon says she hopes her Drago Corse Super Formula team can get to the bottom of the "strange" issues that affected her in this week's pre-season test at Fuji Speedway.
Fuji Super Formula test pace-setter Toshiki Oyu says he is relishing the chance to go up against three-time champion Naoki Yamamoto at Nakajima Racing this year.
Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship drivers Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi appear set to miss the majority of the Super Formula season unless Japan’s current quarantine rules are eased.
Honda driver Tadasuke Makino will not return to the cockpit until he is in “perfect condition” following his illness, according to his Super Formula team boss.
Honda driver Nirei Fukuzumi set the pace at Fuji Speedway for Dandelion Racing on Wednesday as Super Formula pre-season testing came to an end.
Reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto says he's at a loss to explain his lacklustre pre-season testing form with his new team Nakajima Racing.
Toyota protege Ritomo Miyata has voiced his frustration at not being handed a chance to prove himself overseas, despite having beaten AlphaTauri Formula 1 racer Yuki Tsunoda earlier in his career.
Team Mugen Super Formula driver Hiroki Otsu admits he feels extra pressure to perform in his rookie season as he carries the famous colours of energy drink giant Red Bull.
With B-Max Racing resorting to signing a teenage driver yet to complete a full season of single-seaters to race in Super Formula this season, Jamie Klein asks if it's time the Japanese series started tightening its entry requirements.
Two-time Super Formula champion Hiroaki Ishiura will continue to be part of the Inging Toyota squad this season as an advisor after stepping back from his race drive at the end of last season.
American teenager Yves Baltas has been named on the full-season entry list for the 2021 Super Formula season for B-Max Racing, but appears set to miss the opening round at Fuji.
Check out the best images from this week's first Super Formula pre-season test at Suzuka, with plenty of new liveries for the 2021 season in evidence at the famous Japanese circuit.
Ryo Hirakawa concluded a rain-hit second day of Super Formula pre-season testing at Suzuka with the fastest time, as TOM'S substitute Giuliano Alesi broke into the top five.
Dandelion Racing super-sub Ukyo Sasahara set the pace on the opening day of Super Formula pre-season testing at Suzuka, as Giuliano Alesi was handed his first test outing by TOM'S.
Tatiana Calderon believes she is facing considerably less pressure ahead of her second Super Formula season, having proved she can hold her own in the series last year.
Giuliano Alesi could make his Super Formula debut as soon as this season for TOM’S if Kazuki Nakajima misses races for his FIA World Endurance Championship commitments.
Team Mugen has revealed the livery Tomoki Nojiri's car will carry for the 2021 Super Formula season, paying tribute to Japan's healthcare professionals.
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.
B-Max Racing has secured its presence on the Super Formula grid this season with the signing of American teenager Yves Baltas, Motorsport.com has learned.