2014 Super Formula season

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2014 Super Formula season
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The 2014 Japanese Championship Super Formula season was the 28th season of the premier series in Japanese open-wheel motor racing, and the second under the name of Super Formula. 2014 was also the first season using the new chassis, the Dallara SF14, which replaced the Swift SF09 used in previous seasons. The season began on April 13 and ended on November 9 after seven rounds.

2012 champion Kazuki Nakajima claimed his second title in three seasons, after a consistent campaign, in which he scored points in each of the nine races to be held. Nakajima won races at Fuji and Suzuka as the TOM'S driver won the championship by 6.5 points, ahead of Impul's João Paulo de Oliveira. De Oliveira was the season's most frequent winner, with three victories, winning at Fuji, Suzuka and Motegi. Third place in the championship went to Nakajima's team-mate, André Lotterer. Lotterer won races at Fuji and Autopolis, but missed out on a chance to compete for the championship, after missing the Motegi round to make his Formula One début with Caterham at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The only other drivers to win races during the season were Team LeMans' Loïc Duval, who won the season-opening round at Suzuka. Like Lotterer, he missed a race – at Fuji – as he was still recovering from his accident suffered during practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Tomoki Nojiri was the season's other winner, winning at Sportsland SUGO for Team Dandelion Racing. The performances of Nakajima, Lotterer and Andrea Caldarelli (replacing Lotterer at Motegi) were enough for TOM'S to win the teams' championship, finishing 33.5 points clear of the next best team, Team LeMans.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Engine Rounds
Team Mugen 1 Japan Naoki Yamamoto Honda HR-414E All
2 Japan Yuhki Nakayama All
Kondō Racing[1] 3 United Kingdom James Rossiter Toyota RI4A All
Kygnus Sunoco Team LeMans[1] 7 Japan Ryō Hirakawa Toyota RI4A All
8 France Loïc Duval 1–2, 4–7
Italy Andrea Caldarelli 3
HP Real Racing 10 Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi Honda HR-414E All
11 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi All
KCMG[1] 18 Japan Yuichi Nakayama Toyota RI4A All
Lenovo Team Impul[1] 19 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Toyota RI4A All
20 India Narain Karthikeyan All
Nakajima Racing 31 Japan Daisuke Nakajima Honda HR-414E All
32 Japan Takashi Kogure All
Drago Corse[2] 34 Japan Takuya Izawa Honda HR-414E 6–7
Petronas Team TOM'S[1] 36 Germany André Lotterer Toyota RI4A 1–3, 5–7
Italy Andrea Caldarelli[3] 4
37 Japan Kazuki Nakajima All
P.mu/cerumo・INGING[1] 38 Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Toyota RI4A All
39 Japan Yuji Kunimoto All
Docomo Team Dandelion Racing 40 Japan Tomoki Nojiri Honda HR-414E All
41 Japan Hideki Mutoh All
Tochigi Le Beausset Motorsports[1] 62 Japan Koki Saga Toyota RI4A All

Race calendar and results[edit]

A provisional calendar for the 2014 season was released on 8 November 2013.[4] All races were held in Japan.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Suzuka Circuit 13 April Germany André Lotterer Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira France Loïc Duval Kygnus Sunoco Team LeMans
2 R1 Fuji Speedway 18 May Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Lenovo Team Impul
R2 Germany André Lotterer Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Germany André Lotterer Petronas Team TOM'S
3 Fuji Speedway 13 July Italy Andrea Caldarelli Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Japan Kazuki Nakajima Petronas Team TOM'S
4 Twin Ring Motegi 24 August Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Lenovo Team Impul
5 Autopolis 14 September Japan Naoki Yamamoto Germany André Lotterer Germany André Lotterer Petronas Team TOM'S
6 Sportsland SUGO 28 September Japan Naoki Yamamoto Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Tomoki Nojiri Docomo Team Dandelion Racing
7 R1 Suzuka Circuit 9 November Germany André Lotterer Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Lenovo Team Impul
R2 Japan Kazuki Nakajima France Loïc Duval Japan Kazuki Nakajima Petronas Team TOM'S

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Scoring system
Round 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Pole
1, 3–6 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
2 5 4 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 1
7 8 4 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 1
Pos Driver SUZ FUJ FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
1 Japan Kazuki Nakajima 6 2 3 1 7 6 2 2 1 46
2 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 7 1 2 Ret 1 3 Ret 1 4 39.5
3 Germany André Lotterer 5 4 1 6 1 Ret 3 2 34.5
4 France Loïc Duval 1 3 4 4 15 3 11 3 29.5
5 Japan Hiroaki Ishiura 3 Ret 11 4 2 8 6 5 7 26
6 United Kingdom James Rossiter 2 6 17 8 8 5 4 6 10 22
7 Japan Yuji Kunimoto 13 5 7 3 13 2 9 4 Ret 19.5
8 Japan Ryō Hirakawa 4 Ret 8 2 10 13 8 16 5 16.5
9 Japan Naoki Yamamoto 11 Ret 5 5 15 7 7 7 6 14.5
10 Japan Tomoki Nojiri 9 Ret 15 12 9 9 1 12 9 10
11 Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi 14 DNS 9 Ret 6 4 Ret 8 13 8.5
12 Italy Andrea Caldarelli Ret 3 7
13 India Narain Karthikeyan Ret 7 6 7 Ret 17 11 10 8 5
14 Japan Daisuke Nakajima Ret 9 14 9 16 12 5 9 15 4
15 Japan Hideki Mutoh 10 10 12 11 5 10 12 13 12 4
16 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 8 10 Ret 14 Ret Ret 15 11 1.5
17 Japan Takashi Kogure Ret Ret DNS Ret 11 Ret 10 Ret 16 0
18 Japan Yuichi Nakayama Ret 13 16 10 Ret 16 13 Ret 18 0
19 Japan Koki Saga Ret 11 13 Ret 17 11 Ret Ret 19 0
20 Japan Yuhki Nakayama 12 12 18 13 12 14 14 Ret 17 0
21 Japan Takuya Izawa Ret 14 14 0
Pos Driver SUZ FUJ FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team No. SUZ FUJ FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
1 Petronas Team TOM'S 36 5 4 1 6 3 1 Ret 3 2 79.5
37 6 2 3 1 7 6 2 2 1
2 Kygnus Sunoco Team LeMans 7 4 Ret 8 2 10 13 8 16 5 46
8 1 3 4 Ret 4 15 3 11 3
3 P.mu/cerumo・INGING 38 3 Ret 11 4 2 8 6 5 7 45.5
39 13 5 7 3 13 2 9 4 Ret
4 Lenovo Team Impul 19 7 1 2 Ret 1 3 Ret 1 4 39.5
20 Ret 7 6 7 Ret 17 11 10 8
5 Kondo Racing 3 2 6 17 8 8 5 4 6 10 22
6 Docomo Team Dandelion Racing 40 9 Ret 15 12 9 9 1 12 9 14
41 10 10 12 11 5 10 12 13 12
7 Team Mugen 1 11 Ret 5 5 15 7 7 7 6 12.5
2 12 12 18 13 12 14 14 Ret 17
8 HP Real Racing 10 14 DNS 9 Ret 6 4 Ret 8 13 10
11 8 8 10 Ret 14 Ret Ret 15 11
9 Nakajima Racing 31 Ret 9 14 9 16 12 5 9 15 4
32 Ret Ret DNS Ret 11 Ret 10 Ret 16
KCMG 18 Ret 13 16 10 Ret 16 13 Ret 18 0
Tochigi Le Beausset Motorsports 62 Ret 11 13 Ret 17 11 Ret Ret 19 0
Drago Corse 34 Ret 14 14 0
Pos Team No. SUZ FUJ FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "トヨタエンジン使用のSF参戦ドライバーが発表に". as-web.jp. January 30, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "道上龍が新チーム結成。ドライバーに伊沢拓也選手を起用". superformula.net. August 29, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "SF第4戦もてぎのエントリーからロッテラーが消える". as-web.jp. August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014年日本選手権カレンダーについて" (PDF). Japan Automobile Federation. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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