2005 Formula Nippon Championship

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2005 Formula Nippon Championship
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The 2005 Formula Nippon Championship was contested over 9 rounds. 8 different teams, 17 different drivers competed. All teams had to use Lola B3/51 chassis and Mugen Honda (Mugen MF308) engines.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 1 United Kingdom Richard Lyons Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
2 Japan Naoki Hattori All
Kondo Racing Team 3 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
4 Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš 1–3
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 4–9
Team 5ZIGEN 5 Japan Tsugio Matsuda Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
Forum Engineering Team LeMans 7 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
8 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya All
Team Cerumo
Takagi Planning with Cerumo
11 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
12 Japan Toranosuke Takagi All
mobilecast Team Impul 19 France Benoît Tréluyer Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
20 Japan Yuji Ide All
arting Racing Team with Impul 23 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
Carrozzerria Team MOHN 27 Japan Masanobu Kato Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 1
28 Japan Hideki Noda All
PIAA Nakajima Racing 31 Germany André Lotterer Lola B3/51 Mugen MF308 All
32 Japan Takashi Kogure All

Calendar[edit]

2005 venues

All races were held in Japan.

Round Track Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner Team
1 Motegi 3 April Japan Yuji Ide Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka United Kingdom Richard Lyons DoCoMoTeam Dandelion Racing
2 Suzuka 17 April France Benoît Tréluyer Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Yuji Ide mobilecast Team Impul
3 Sugo 15 May Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Hideki Noda Japan Satoshi Motoyama arting Team Impul
4 Fuji 5 June United Kingdom Richard Lyons Japan Tsugio Matsuda France Benoît Tréluyer mobilecast Team Impul
5 Suzuka 3 July Japan Satoshi Motoyama Japan Yuji Ide Japan Satoshi Motoyama arting Team Impul
6 Mine 31 July France Benoît Tréluyer Japan Yuji Ide Japan Yuji Ide mobilecast Team Impul
7 Fuji 28 August United Kingdom Richard Lyons Japan Satoshi Motoyama Germany André Lotterer Nakajima Racing
8 Motegi 23 October Japan Satoshi Motoyama Japan Sakon Yamamoto Japan Satoshi Motoyama arting Team Impul
9 Suzuka 27 November Japan Tsugio Matsuda France Benoît Tréluyer Germany André Lotterer PIAA Nakajima Racing

Calendar changes

  • The race in Sepang was discontinued.
  • Fuji returned with two races.

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Points 10 6 4 3 2 1
Rank Name MOT SUZ SGO FUJ SUZ MIN FUJ MOT SUZ Points
1 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 4 4 1 2 1 3 13 1 2 52
2 Japan Yuji Ide 2 1 5 7 8 1 3 4 3 39
3 United Kingdom Richard Lyons 1 5 2 4 3 Ret 4 13 5 30
4 Germany André Lotterer 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret 10 1 Ret 1 20
5 Japan Takashi Kogure Ret 3 3 8 2 Ret 11 9 6 15
6 France Benoît Tréluyer 6 9 Ret 1 Ret Ret 12 11 4 14
7 Japan Tsugio Matsuda 10 2 Ret 3 6 4 9 10 8 14
8 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 5 Ret 4 Ret Ret 5 5 3 Ret 13
9 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 5 5 2 Ret 5 10 12
10 Japan Sakon Yamamoto 14 Ret Ret Ret 4 8 Ret 2 11 9
11 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka 7 8 8 Ret Ret 7 2 6 7 7
12 Japan Naoki Hattori 3 6 6 10 7 6 7 7 14 7
13 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka 8 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 12 9 2
14 Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš 12 7 7 0
15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 9 Ret 11 9 10 9 8 Ret 12 0
16 Japan Hideki Noda Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret 10 8 13 0
17 Japan Masanobu Kato 13 0

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Team Car MOT SUZ SGO FUJ SUZ MIN FUJ MOT SUZ Points
1 mobilecast Impul
arting Impul
19 6 9 Ret 1 Ret Ret 12 11 4 101
20 2 1 5 7 8 1 3 4 3
23 4 4 1 2 1 3 13 1 2
2 DoCoMo Dandelion 1 1 5 2 4 3 Ret 4 13 5 37
2 3 6 6 10 7 6 7 7 14
3 PIAA Nakajima 31 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret 10 1 Ret 1 35
32 Ret 3 3 8 2 Ret 11 9 6
4 Kondo Racing Team 3 14 Ret Ret Ret 4 8 Ret 2 11 21
4 12 7 7 5 5 2 Ret 5 10
5 Team LeMans 7 7 8 8 Ret Ret 7 2 6 7 20
8 5 Ret 4 Ret Ret 5 5 3 Ret
6 5ZIGEN 5 10 2 Ret 3 6 4 9 10 8 14
7 Cerumo 11 8 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 12 9 2
12 9 Ret 11 9 10 9 8 Ret 12
8 Team MOHN 27 13 0
28 Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret 10 8 13

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