2001 Formula Nippon Championship

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2001 Formula Nippon Championship
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The 2001 Formula Nippon Championship was contested over 10 rounds. 11 different teams, 23 different drivers, 2 different chassis and only 1 engine competed.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
PIAA Nakajima Racing 1 Japan Tsugio Matsuda Reynard 2KL Mugen MF308 All
2 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Reynard 99L All
Olympic Kondo Racing Team 3 Japan Yuji Tachikawa Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
4 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi All
Team 5ZIGEN 5 Japan Naoki Hattori Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
6 Germany Michael Krumm Reynard 99L
Reynard 01L
All
Team LeMans 7 Malaysia Alex Yoong Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 1–6
Japan Koji Yamanishi 7–10
8 Japan Yudai Igarashi All
Team Morinaga Nova 9 United Kingdom Richard Lyons G-Force GF03C Mugen MF308 All
10 Portugal André Couto G-Force GF03C
Reynard 99L
All
Cosmo Oil Racing Team Cerumo 11 Japan Masami Kageyama Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
12 Japan Seiji Ara All
Mooncraft 14 Japan Ryo Michigami Reynard 01L Mugen MF308 2–10
excite Team Impul 19 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Reynard 01L Mugen MF308 All
20 India Narain Karthikeyan Reynard 99L All
Takagi B-1 Car Club 36 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka Reynard 2KL
Reynard 99L
Mugen MF308 All
37 Japan Masahiko Kageyama Reynard 99L All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 55 Japan Juichi Wakisaka Reynard 99L Mugen MF308 All
56 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya All
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 68 Japan Hideki Noda Reynard 2KL Mugen MF308 All
69 Poland Jaroslaw Wierczuk Reynard 99L 1–4
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 5

Calendar[edit]

All races were held in Japan.

Race No Track Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka 25 March 2001 35 5.821=203.735 km 1'15:59.230 160.871 km/h Naoki Hattori Naoki Hattori Juichi Wakisaka
2 Motegi 22 April 2001 45 4.796=215.82 km 1'15:01.630 172.593 km/h Naoki Hattori Satoshi Motoyama Juichi Wakisaka
3 Mine 20 May 2001 61 3.247=198.067 km 1'19:34.746 149.336 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Satoshi Motoyama Satoshi Motoyama
4 Fuji 3 June 2001 50 4.4=220.0 km 1'06:34.546 198.270 km/h Naoki Hattori Satoshi Motoyama Naoki Hattori
5 Suzuka-East 1 July 2001 72 2.244=161.568 km 1'10:41.495 137.132 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Ryo Michigami Ralph Firman, Jr.
6 Sugo 29 July 2001 60 3.704=222.24 km 1'14:19.151 179.421 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Juichi Wakisaka Juichi Wakisaka
7 Fuji 2 September 2001 50 4.4=220.0 km 1'06:43.443 197.830 km/h Juichi Wakisaka Juichi Wakisaka Juichi Wakisaka
8 Mine 23 September 2001 62 3.247=201.314 km 1'20:18.196 150.415 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Juichi Wakisaka Ryo Michigami
9 Motegi 21 October 2001 45 4.796=215.82 km 1'14:10.308 174.584 km/h Ralph Firman, Jr. Ralph Firman, Jr. Juichi Wakisaka
10 Suzuka 18 November 2001 35 5.821=203.735 km 1'04:06.917 190.658 km/h Ralph Firman, Jr. Tsugio Matsuda Michael Krumm

Note:

Race 8 originally fastest lap set by Juichi Wakisaka, but he was disqualified.

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 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Ret 9 1 Ret 1 1 4 1 2 Ret 49
2 Japan Naoki Hattori 1 1 5 1 8 7 12 6 Ret 10 33
3 Japan Yuji Tachikawa 13 2 11 Ret 4 4 2 3 5 2 30
4 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman 5 Ret 2 6 Ret Ret 7 Ret 1 1 29
5 Japan Juichi Wakisaka 2 10 12 Ret 6 2 1 DSQ Ret Ret 23
6 Japan Ryo Michigami Ret 10 3 2 3 Ret Ret 3 3 22
7 Germany Michael Krumm Ret 4 4 2 Ret 6 3 Ret 7 4 20
8 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 10 Ret 3 Ret 3 Ret 14 2 6 5 17
9 Japan Masami Kageyama 4 5 6 5 Ret 11 6 4 8 7 12
10 Japan Tsugio Matsuda Ret 3 8 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 9 9 8
11 Portugal André Couto Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 14 5
12 Japan Seiji Ara 3 Ret Ret Ret 9 10 8 Ret 12 Ret 4
13 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 7 6 Ret 4 Ret 9 11 Ret 11 13 4
14 Japan Koji Yamanishi 10 5 10 Ret 2
15 India Narain Karthikeyan 6 7 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 6 2
16 Malaysia Alex Yoong 11 Ret 7 7 10 Ret 0
17 Japan Yudai Igarashi 9 Ret Ret 11 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 8 0
18 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka 15 Ret 14 8 Ret 15 15 7 15 Ret 0
19 United Kingdom Richard Lyons 8 8 Ret 9 11 12 Ret Ret 13 12 0
20 Japan Masahiko Kageyama 12 Ret Ret 10 DNS 14 16 Ret Ret Ret 0
21 Japan Hideki Noda Ret Ret Ret 13 12 Ret 13 Ret Ret 11 0
22 Poland Jaroslaw Wierczuk 14 Ret 13 DNS 0
23 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 13 0

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Team Car SUZ MOT MIN FUJ SUZ SGO FUJ MIN MOT SUZ Points
1 5ZIGEN 5 1 1 5 1 8 7 12 6 Ret 10 53
6 Ret 4 4 2 Ret 6 3 Ret 7 4
2 excite Impul 19 Ret 9 1 Ret 1 1 4 1 2 Ret 51
20 6 7 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 6
3 ARTA 55 2 10 12 Ret 6 2 1 DSQ Ret Ret 40
56 10 Ret 3 Ret 3 Ret 14 2 6 5
4 PIAA Nakajima 1 Ret 3 8 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 9 9 37
2 5 Ret 2 6 Ret Ret 7 Ret 1 1
5 Olympic Kondo 3 13 2 11 Ret 4 4 2 3 5 2 34
4 7 6 Ret 4 Ret 9 11 Ret 11 13
6 Mooncraft 14 Ret 10 3 2 3 Ret Ret 3 3 22
7 Cosmo Oil Cerumo 11 4 5 6 5 Ret 11 6 4 8 7 16
12 3 Ret Ret Ret 9 10 8 Ret 12 Ret
8 Team Morinaga Nova 9 8 8 Ret 9 11 12 Ret Ret 13 12 5
10 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 14
9 LeMans 7 11 Ret 7 7 10 Ret 10 5 10 Ret 2
8 9 Ret Ret 11 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 8
10 Takagi B-1 Racing 36 15 Ret 14 8 Ret 15 15 7 15 Ret 0
37 12 Ret Ret 10 DNS 14 16 Ret Ret Ret
11 DoCoMo Dandelion 68 Ret Ret Ret 13 12 Ret 13 Ret Ret 11 0
69 14 Ret 13 DNS 13

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