2000 Formula Nippon Championship

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2000 Formula Nippon Championship
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The 2000 Formula Nippon Championship was contested over 10 rounds. 13 different teams, 21 different drivers, 2 different chassis and only 1 engine competed.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
PIAA Nakajima Racing 0 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Reynard 2KL Mugen MF308 All
2 Japan Tsugio Matsuda Reynard 99L All
Olympic Kondo Racing Team 3 Japan Masahiko Kondo Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
4 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya G-Force GF03 9
Team 5ZIGEN 5 Japan Naoki Hattori Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
6 Germany Michael Krumm All
Team LeMans 7 Japan Hideki Noda Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
8 Japan Yudai Igarashi All
Team Morinaga Nova 9 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman G-Force GF03B Mugen MF308 All
10 Japan Koji Yamanishi All
Cosmo Oil Racing Team Cerumo 11 Japan Yuji Tachikawa Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
12 Poland Jaroslaw Wierczuk All
Mooncraft 14 Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
Team Impul 19 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
Team Malaysia 21 Malaysia Alex Yoong Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
Takagi B-1 Racing 36 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 55 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 1–8
56 Japan Juichi Wakisaka All
Team LeyJun 62 Japan Shinsuke Shibahara Reynard 2KL Mugen MF308 All
63 Japan Osamu Reynard 99L
G-Force GF03
1–5, 7–10
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 68 Japan Ryo Michigami Reynard 2KL Mugen MF308 All

Calendar[edit]

All races were held in Japan.

Race No Track Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka 26 March 2000 10+22 5.821=186.272 km 1'04:23.704[1] 173.559 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Ralph Firman, Jr. Toranosuke Takagi
2 Motegi 16 April 2000 44 4.796=211.024 km 1'13:19.610 172.671 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Toranosuke Takagi Tsugio Matsuda
3 Mine 21 May 2000 61 3.247=198.067 km 1'20:07.628 148.315 km/h Tsugio Matsuda Toranosuke Takagi Toranosuke Takagi
4 Fuji 4 June 2000 50 4.4=220.0 km 1'06:43.944 197.805 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Michael Krumm Hideki Noda
5 Suzuka-East 2 July 2000 72 2.244=161.568 km 1'22:17.358 117.805 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Toranosuke Takagi Toranosuke Takagi
6 Sugo 30 July 2000 60 3.704=222.24 km 1'15:28.393 176.677 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Toranosuke Takagi Juichi Wakisaka
7 Motegi 20 August 2000 46 4.796=220.616 km 1'14:57.795 176.579 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Toranosuke Takagi Michael Krumm
8 Fuji 3 September 2000 10+37 4.4=206.8 km 1'03:09.202[2] 196.474 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Satoshi Motoyama Hideki Noda
9 Mine 17 September 2000 62 3.247=201.314 km 1'20:48.792 149.466 km/h Toranosuke Takagi Toranosuke Takagi Satoshi Motoyama
10 Suzuka 5 November 2000 35 5.821=203.735 km 1'05:10.434 187.561 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Satoshi Motoyama Satoshi Motoyama

Note:

Race 1 stopped due to rain and restarted, originally scheduled over 35 laps.

Race 8 stopped due to an accident and restarted, originally scheduled over 50 laps.

  1. ^ time shown in aggregate - 0'22:11.072/157.434 km/h for part 1 and 0'42:12.632/182.033 km/h for part two
  2. ^ time shown in aggregate - 0'13:23.949/197.027 km/h for part 1 and 0'49:45.253/196.325 km/h for part two

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 MOT FUJ MIN SUZ Points
1 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 86
2 Germany Michael Krumm 2 2 2 Ret 3 5 2 5 Ret 4 35
3 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 6 4 Ret 8 6 4 3 2 2 1 34
4 Japan Tsugio Matsuda 12 3 1 Ret 5 11 4 Ret 3 3 27
5 Japan Hideki Noda Ret 10 3 15 2 Ret 5 6 17 5 15
6 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 4 6 5 3 Ret 3 11 Ret 14
7 Japan Juichi Wakisaka 11 5 4 2 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 13
8 Japan Naoki Hattori 3 7 6 5 4 Ret 7 8 8 9 10
9 Japan Yuji Tachikawa 8 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 9 4 4 12 9
10 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Ret 11 Ret 6 7 2 10 13 5 Ret 9
11 Japan Shinsuke Shibahara 9 12 9 7 9 6 Ret 3 13 14 5
12 Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka 5 8 Ret Ret Ret 8 13 9 Ret 8 2
13 Japan Yudai Igarashi Ret Ret Ret 12 12 Ret 6 10 16 Ret 1
14 Japan Koji Yamanishi Ret 9 7 11 14 Ret Ret Ret 7 7 0
15 Japan Masahiko Kondo 7 14 Ret 13 13 7 Ret Ret 11 10 0
16 Japan Ryo Michigami Ret 13 Ret Ret 10 Ret 8 7 9 Ret 0
17 Poland Jaroslaw Wierczuk 13 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 12 11 12 11 0
18 Malaysia Alex Yoong DNS Ret Ret 9 11 9 Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
19 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka Ret Ret 10 10 15 10 Ret Ret 14 Ret 0
20 Japan Osamu 10 Ret 11 14 Ret 14 14 15 13 0
21 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 10 0

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Name Car SUZ MOT MIN FUJ SUZ SGO MOT FUJ MIN SUZ Points
1 PIAA Nakajima 0 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 113
2 12 3 1 Ret 5 11 4 Ret 3 3
2 5ZIGEN 5 3 7 6 5 4 Ret 7 8 8 9 45
6 2 2 2 Ret 3 5 2 5 Ret 4
3 Impul 19 6 4 Ret 8 6 4 3 2 2 1 34
4 ARTA 55 4 6 5 3 Ret 3 11 Ret 27
56 11 5 4 2 8 Ret Ret Ret 6 6
5 LeMans 7 Ret 10 3 15 2 Ret 5 6 17 5 16
8 Ret Ret Ret 12 12 Ret 6 10 16 Ret
6 Team Morinaga Nova 9 Ret 11 Ret 6 7 2 10 13 5 Ret 9
10 Ret 9 7 11 14 Ret Ret Ret 7 7
7 Cosmo Oil Cerumo 11 8 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 9 4 4 12 9
12 13 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 12 11 12 11
8 LeyJun 62 9 12 9 7 9 6 Ret 3 13 14 5
63 10 Ret 11 14 Ret 14 14 15 13
9 Mooncraft 14 5 8 Ret Ret Ret 8 13 9 Ret 8 2
10 Kondo Racing 3 7 14 Ret 13 13 7 Ret Ret 11 10 0
4 10
11 DoCoMo Dandelion 68 Ret 13 Ret Ret 10 Ret 8 7 9 Ret 0
12 Team Malaysia 21 DNS Ret Ret 9 11 9 Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
13 Takagi B-1 Racing 36 Ret Ret 10 10 15 10 Ret Ret 14 Ret 0

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