2004 Formula Nippon Championship

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2004 Formula Nippon Championship
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The 2004 Formula Nippon Championship was contested over 9 rounds. 8 different teams and 17 different drivers competed. All teams had to use Lola chassis (Lola B3/51) and Mugen Honda (Mugen MF308) engines.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
ADiRECT Team 5ZIGEN 1 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
2 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi All
Yellow Hat Kondo Racing Team 3 Japan Ryo Michigami Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
4 Japan Yuji Tachikawa 1–3
Team LeMans 7 Japan Juichi Wakisaka Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
8 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya All
Cosmo Oil Racing Team Cerumo 11 Japan Tsugio Matsuda Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
12 Japan Masami Kageyama 6–9
mobilecast Team Impul 19 France Benoît Tréluyer Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
20 Japan Yuji Ide All
LeMans Spirit 25 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
Carrozzerria Team MOHN 27 Japan Koji Yamanishi Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 4–5, 8
28 Japan Hideki Noda All
PIAA Nakajima Racing 31 Germany André Lotterer Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
32 Japan Takashi Kogure All
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 40 United Kingdom Richard Lyons Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
41 Japan Naoki Hattori All

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka  Japan 28 March 2004 46 5.807=267.122 km 1'26:01.861 186.293 km/h Takashi Kogure Yuji Ide Richard Lyons
2 Sugo  Japan 2 May 2004 36 3.704=133.344 km 0'44:36.401 179.360 km/h Richard Lyons Richard Lyons Takashi Kogure
3 Motegi  Japan 6 June 2004 55 4.796=263.78 km 1'40:56.233 156.799 km/h André Lotterer Richard Lyons Richard Lyons
4 Suzuka  Japan 4 July 2004 25 5.807=145.175 km 0'52:15.090 166.703 km/h Richard Lyons Richard Lyons Naoki Hattori
5 Sugo  Japan 1 August 2004 72 3.737=266.688 km 1'33:18.487 171.489 km/h Satoshi Motoyama Richard Lyons Juichi Wakisaka
6 Mine  Japan 29 August 2004 70 3.238=226.66 km 1'33:06.044 146.074 km/h Benoît Tréluyer Benoît Tréluyer Juichi Wakisaka
7 Sepang  Malaysia 19 August 2004 27 5.536=149.472 km 1'00:07.978 149.179 km/h André Lotterer André Lotterer Richard Lyons
8 Motegi  Japan 24 October 2004 55 4.796=263.78 km 1'32:35.978 170.916 km/h Yuji Ide Juichi Wakisaka André Lotterer
9 Suzuka  Japan 7 November 2004 46 5.807=267.122 km 1'25:15.434 187.988 km/h Benoît Tréluyer Richard Lyons Yuji Ide
  • At race 4 a sprint race of 18 laps (104.526 km) set the grid for the main race. The sprint race winner Richard Lyons started from pole in the main race.
  • At race 7 a sprint race of 20 laps (110.72 km) set grid for the main race. The sprint race winner André Lotterer started from pole in the main race. Naoki Hattori set pole position for the sprint race.

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
Japan
SGO
Japan
MOT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
SGO
Japan
MIN
Japan
MYS
Malaysia
MOT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
Points
1 United Kingdom Richard Lyons 8 1 8 1 4 8 9 2 3 33
2 Germany André Lotterer 2 4 1 8 Ret Ret 1 3 7 33
3 Japan Yuji Ide 12 2 2 3 7 7 10 1 2 32
4 France Benoît Tréluyer Ret 6 4 2 10 1 7 Ret 1 30
5 Japan Juichi Wakisaka 13 3 Ret 5 3 2 3 Ret 4 23
6 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 5 12 5 4 1 6 Ret 5 6 21
7 Japan Takashi Kogure 1 9 9 7 2 Ret 6 9 8 17
8 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka 10 11 3 13 Ret 4 5 4 12 12
9 Japan Naoki Hattori 7 7 Ret 10 6 10 2 Ret 10 7
10 Japan Ryo Michigami 3 5 6 Ret Ret 11 8 10 13 7
11 Japan Tsugio Matsuda 4 NC 12 9 DSQ 12 4 6 Ret 7
12 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi 6 13 10 Ret 12 3 Ret Ret 11 5
13 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 11 10 7 11 8 5 Ret Ret 5 4
14 Japan Yuji Tachikawa Ret NC Ret 6 5 9 Ret 7 9 3
15 Japan Hideki Noda 9 8 11 Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 14 0
16 Japan Koji Yamanishi 12 9 8 0
17 Japan Masami Kageyama Ret 11 Ret 15 0

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Team Car SUZ
Japan
SGO
Japan
MOT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
SGO
Japan
MIN
Japan
MYS
Malaysia
MOT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
Points
1 mobilecast Impul 19 Ret 6 4 2 10 1 7 Ret 1 62
20 12 2 2 3 7 7 10 1 2
2 PIAA Nakajima 31 2 4 1 8 Ret Ret 1 3 7 50
32 1 9 9 7 2 Ret 6 9 8
3 DoCoMo Dandelion 40 8 1 8 1 4 8 9 2 3 40
41 7 7 Ret 10 6 10 2 Ret 10
4 LeMans
LeMans Sprit
7 13 3 Ret 5 3 2 3 Ret 4 37
8 11 10 7 11 8 5 Ret Ret 5
25 10 11 3 13 Ret 4 5 4 12
5 ADiRECT 5ZIGEN 1 5 12 5 4 1 6 Ret 5 6 26
2 6 13 10 Ret 12 3 Ret Ret 11
6 Yellow Hat Kondo 3 3 5 6 Ret Ret 11 8 10 13 10
4 Ret NC Ret 6 5 9 Ret 7 9
7 Cosmo Oil Cerumo 11 4 NC 12 9 DSQ 12 4 6 Ret 7
12 Ret 11 Ret 15
8 Team MOHN 27 12 9 8 0
28 9 8 11 Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 14

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