2002 Formula Nippon season

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2002 Formula Nippon season
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The 2002 Formula Nippon season was contested over 10 rounds. 11 different teams, 22 different drivers. All teams had to use Reynard chassis and Mugen Honda (Mugen MF308) engines.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
Xbox Team Impul 1 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Reynard 01L Mugen MF308 All
2 Germany Michael Krumm Reynard 99L 1–2
Olympic Kondo Racing Team 3 Japan Seiji Ara Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
4 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi Reynard 99L
Reynard 2KL
All
Team 5ZIGEN 5 Japan Naoki Hattori Reynard 01L Mugen MF308 All
6 Japan Ryo Michigami 1–2, 5–10
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 3–4
Team LeMans 7 Japan Masami Kageyama Reynard 99L
Reynard 01L
Mugen MF308 1–2
Germany Dominik Schwager 3–10
8 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya Reynard 01L All
Team Nova 9 Japan Kiyoto Yamamoto Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
10 Japan Haruki Kurosawa All
Cosmo Oil Racing Team Cerumo 11 France Benoît Tréluyer Reynard 99L
Reynard 01L
Mugen MF308 1–5
Japan Yuji Tachikawa 6–10
Mooncraft 14 Japan Yudai Igarashi Reynard 01L Mugen MF308 All
Team 22 22 Japan Daisuke Ito Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
PIAA Nakajima Racing 31 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Reynard 01L Mugen MF308 All
32 Japan Tsugio Matsuda All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 55 Japan Juichi Wakisaka Reynard 99L
Reynard 01L
Mugen MF308 All
56 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi Reynard 01L All
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 68 France Jonathan Cochet Reynard 2KL Mugen MF308 1–2
United Kingdom Richard Lyons 3–10

Calendar[edit]

All races were held in Japan.

Race No Track Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka 24 March 2002 35 5.821=203.735 km 1'03:11.587 193.440 km/h Ralph Firman, Jr. Ralph Firman, Jr. Ralph Firman, Jr.
2 Fuji 7 April 2002 50 4.4=220.0 km 1'08:12.992 193.501 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Satoshi Motoyama Naoki Hattori
3 Mine 19 May 2002 62 3.247=201.314 km 1'20:56.960 149.215 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Ralph Firman, Jr. Satoshi Motoyama
4 Suzuka-East 7 July 2002 73 2.244=163.812 km 1'11:28.336 137.518 km/h Ralph Firman, Jr. Takechi Tsuchiya Hidetoshi Mitsusada
5 Motegi 21 July 2002 45 4.796=215.82 km 1'15:07.333 172.375 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Juichi Wakisaka Satoshi Motoyama
6 Sugo 4 August 2002 60 3.704=222.24 km 1'24:26.082 157.926 km/h Ralph Firman, Jr. Takechi Tsuchiya Naoki Hattori
7 Fuji 1 September 2002 50 4.4=220.0 km 1'07:13.992 196.332 km/h Juichi Wakisaka Takechi Tsuchiya Ryo Michigami
8 Mine 22 September 2002 62 3.247=201.314 km 1'20:50.010 150.359 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Takechi Tsuchiya Satoshi Motoyama
9 Motegi 20 October 2002 45 4.796=215.82 km 1'13:18.262 176.650 km/h Ralph Firman, Jr. Juichi Wakisaka Juichi Wakisaka
10 Suzuka 3 November 2002 35 5.821=203.735 km 1'03:58.796 191.061 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Juichi Wakisaka Ryo Michigami

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 FUJ MIN SUZ MOT SGO FUJ MIN MOT SUZ Points
1 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman 1 2 Ret 1 9 1 2 2 1 3 62
2 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Ret 1 1 5 1 Ret 3 1 3 1 60
3 Japan Juichi Wakisaka 5 3 Ret 3 3 Ret 1 8 2 4 33
4 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 2 6 3 Ret 2 4 Ret 7 6 2 27
5 Japan Tsugio Matsuda 3 10 2 Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 6 19
6 Japan Ryo Michigami 4 DNS 4 3 4 3 12 11 17
7 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi Ret Ret 4 6 5 6 5 5 Ret 7 11
8 Japan Naoki Hattori 6 Ret Ret 4 6 12 6 6 8 5 9
9 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 5 2 8
10 United Kingdom Richard Lyons 7 8 11 2 7 Ret 7 Ret 6
11 Japan Seiji Ara 8 4 9 10 Ret Ret NC 9 11 10 3
12 Japan Haruki Kurosawa 9 5 Ret Ret 12 10 12 Ret Ret 12 2
13 Germany Dominik Schwager Ret 11 Ret 8 9 10 5 Ret 2
14 France Benoît Tréluyer 11 Ret 6 7 7 1
15 Germany Michael Krumm 7 7 0
16 Japan Yudai Igarashi Ret Ret 11 13 10 7 Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
17 Japan Daisuke Ito 10 9 10 9 8 9 8 11 10 8 0
18 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 12 Ret 8 12 Ret 11 10 12 14 9 0
19 France Jonathan Cochet 13 8 0
20 Japan Yuji Tachikawa Ret 11 Ret 9 Ret 0
21 Japan Kiyoto Yamamoto 15 11 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 DNS 15 13 0
22 Japan Masami Kageyama Ret Ret 0

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Team Car SUZ FUJ MIN SUZ MOT SGO FUJ MIN MOT SUZ Points
1 PIAA Nakajima 31 1 2 Ret 1 9 1 2 2 1 3 81
32 3 10 2 Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 6
2 Xbox Impul 1 Ret 1 1 5 1 Ret 3 1 3 1 60
2 7 7
3 ARTA 55 5 3 Ret 3 3 Ret 1 8 2 4 44
56 Ret Ret 4 6 5 6 5 5 Ret 7
4 5ZIGEN 5 6 Ret Ret 4 6 12 6 6 8 5 34
6 4 DNS 5 2 4 3 4 3 12 11
5 LeMans 7 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 9 10 5 Ret 29
8 2 6 3 Ret 2 4 Ret 7 6 2
6 DoCoMo Dandelion 68 13 8 7 8 11 2 7 Ret 7 Ret 6
7 Olympic Kondo 3 8 4 9 10 Ret Ret NC 9 11 10 3
4 12 Ret 8 12 Ret 11 10 12 14 9
8 Nova 9 15 11 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 DNS 15 13 2
10 9 5 Ret Ret 12 10 12 Ret Ret 12
9 Cosmo Oil Cerumo 11 11 Ret 6 7 7 Ret 11 Ret 9 Ret 1
10 Mooncraft 14 Ret Ret 11 13 10 7 Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
11 Team 22 22 10 9 10 9 8 9 8 11 10 8 0

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