1999 Formula Nippon season

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1999 Formula Nippon season
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The 1999 Formula Nippon season was contested over 10 rounds. 14 different teams, 26 different drivers, 3 different chassis and only 1 engine competed.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
Unlimited Racing Team LeMans 1 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
2 Japan Koji Yamanishi All
Asahi Kiko Sports 3 Japan Atsushi Kawamoto Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
Team 5ZIGEN 5 Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 1–3
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 5–10
6 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 1
Germany Michael Krumm 2–10
Shionogi Team Nova 9 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman G-Force GF03B Mugen MF308 All
10 Japan Hiroki Katoh All
Cosmo Oil Racing Team Cerumo 11 Japan Yuji Tachikawa Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
12 Japan Akira Iida All
Speedmaster Mooncraft 14 Japan Ryo Michigami Lola B99/51 Mugen MF308 All
15 Japan Masahiko Kageyama All
Team TMS 17 Germany Dominik Schwager Lola B99/51 Mugen MF308 1–6
18 Japan Takuya Kurosawa 1–6
Be Brides Team Impul 19 Japan Masami Kageyama Lola B99/51
Reynard 99L
Mugen MF308 All
20 Japan Hideki Noda All
Mirai 32 Japan Masahiko Kondo Lola B99/51 Mugen MF308 1–3
Takagi B-1 Racing 36 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka Lola B99/51
Reynard 99L
Mugen MF308 1, 3–10
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 55 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi Lola B99/51
Reynard 99L
Mugen MF308 All
56 Japan Juichi Wakisaka All
Team LeyJun 62 United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
63 Japan Osamu Reynard 99L
Lola B99/51
1–3
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara 6–10
PIAA Nakajima Racing 64 Netherlands Tom Coronel Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
65 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada All
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 68 Argentina Rubén Derfler Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka 8 April 1999 34 5.864=199.376 km 1'17:24.252 154.547 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Hidetoshi Mitsusada Satoshi Motoyama
2 Motegi 9 May 1999 45 4.796=215.82 km 1'15:32.121 171.432 km/h Hidetoshi Mitsusada Tom Coronel Ralph Firman, Jr.
3 Mine 23 May 1999 62 3.331=206.522 km 1'41:58.661 121.510 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Satoshi Motoyama Ralph Firman, Jr.
4 Fuji 6 June 1999 48 4.470=214.56 km 1'04:01.949 201.048 km/h Tom Coronel Peter Dumbreck Koji Yamanishi
5 Suzuka 4 July 1999 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'06:08.192 186.198 km/h Masami Kageyama Satoshi Motoyama Tom Coronel
6 Sugo 1 August 1999 60 3.704=222.24 km 1'15:13.456 177.262 km/h Tom Coronel Tom Coronel Satoshi Motoyama
7 Fuji 5 September 1999 50 4.4=220.0 km 1'06:53.297 197.344 km/h Tom Coronel Tom Coronel Satoshi Motoyama
8 Mine 19 September 1999 62 3.331=206.522 km 1'21:35.418 151.872 km/h Hidetoshi Mitsusada Tom Coronel Hidetoshi Mitsusada
9 Motegi 3 October 1999 45 4.796=215.82 km 1'14:29.671 173.828 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Satoshi Motoyama Hideki Noda
10 Suzuka-East 14 November 1999 90 2.244=201.96 km 1'22:17.358 147.256 km/h Ralph Firman, Jr. Ralph Firman, Jr. Yuji Tachikawa

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Points 10 6 4 3 2 1
Rank Name SUZ MOT MIN FUJ SUZ SGO FUJ MIN MOT SUZ Points
1 Netherlands Tom Coronel 2 Ret 3 1 2 1 1 Ret 3 Ret 50
2 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 1 2 1 Ret Ret 2 3 Ret 1 Ret 46
3 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 3 1 8 10 5 11 4 1 5 9 31
4 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Ret 3 2 9 Ret 6 10 9 8 1 21
5 Germany Michael Krumm 5 Ret 3 11 4 9 4 Ret 2 19
6 Japan Masami Kageyama Ret Ret 6 12 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 17
7 United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck 4 6 5 2 Ret Ret 5 5 10 10 16
8 Japan Juichi Wakisaka Ret 15 10 Ret 9 5 2 3 11 3 16
9 Japan Takuya Kurosawa Ret Ret 12 5 3 3 10
10 Japan Ryo Michigami 6 8 7 8 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 5 9
11 Japan Hideki Noda Ret 16 13 14 6 Ret Ret 2 9 11 7
12 Japan Koji Yamanishi DNS DNS 4 4 8 9 8 Ret Ret Ret 6
13 Japan Yuji Tachikawa 5 4 Ret 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 6
14 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka Ret 4 Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret 3
15 Germany Dominik Schwager Ret 7 Ret 6 Ret 7 1
16 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 6 Ret Ret 7 1
17 Japan Masahiko Kageyama Ret 12 Ret 13 Ret 13 Ret 6 12 13 1
18 Japan Hiroki Katoh Ret 10 Ret 15 10 12 12 Ret 7 6 1
19 Japan Atsushi Kawamoto 8 Ret 11 18 13 Ret 13 7 Ret 16 0
20 Japan Akira Iida 7 Ret Ret 16 Ret 10 Ret Ret 13 12 0
21 Japan Shinsuke Shibahara Ret Ret 8 15 14 0
22 Argentina Rubén Derfler Ret 11 9 17 12 14 Ret Ret Ret 15 0
23 Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka Ret 9 Ret 0
24 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka Ret 14 19 14 Ret Ret 10 Ret 17 0
25 Japan Masahiko Kondo Ret 13 Ret 0
26 Japan Osamu Ret 14 Ret 0

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Name Car SUZ MOT MIN FUJ SUZ SGO FUJ MIN MOT SUZ Points
1 PIAA Nakajima 64 2 Ret 3 1 2 1 1 Ret 3 Ret 81
65 3 1 8 10 5 11 4 1 5 9
2 Unlimited LeMans 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret 2 3 Ret 1 Ret 52
2 DNS DNS 4 4 8 9 8 Ret Ret Ret
3 Be Brides Impul 19 Ret Ret 6 12 1 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 24
20 Ret 16 13 14 6 Ret Ret 2 9 11
4 Shionogi Nova 9 Ret 3 2 9 Ret 6 10 9 8 1 22
10 Ret 10 Ret 15 10 12 12 Ret 7 6
5 5ZIGEN 5 Ret 9 Ret 4 Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret 21
6 Ret 5 Ret 3 11 4 9 4 Ret 2
6 ARTA 55 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 6 Ret Ret 7 17
56 Ret 15 10 Ret 9 5 2 3 11 3
7 Team LeyJun 62 4 6 5 2 Ret Ret 5 5 10 10 16
63 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 8 15 14
8 Team TMS 17 Ret 7 Ret 6 Ret 7 11
18 Ret Ret 12 5 3 3
9 Speedmaster Mooncraft 14 6 8 7 8 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 5 10
15 Ret 12 Ret 13 Ret 13 Ret 6 12 13
10 Cosmo Oil Cerumo 11 5 4 Ret 7 7 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 6
12 7 Ret Ret 16 Ret 10 Ret Ret 13 12
11 Asahi Kiko Sports 3 8 Ret 11 18 13 Ret 13 7 Ret 16 0
12 DoCoMo Dandelion 68 Ret 11 9 17 12 14 Ret Ret Ret 15 0
13 Takagi B-1 Racing 36 Ret 14 19 14 Ret Ret 10 Ret 17 0
14 Mirai 32 Ret 13 Ret 0

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