2012 All-Japan Formula Three Championship

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2012 All-Japan Formula Three Championship
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The 2012 All-Japan Formula Three Championship was an open wheel motor racing series held for Formula 3 cars based in Japan. It was the 34th edition of the All-Japan Formula Three Championship. It commenced on 14 April at Suzuka and ended on 14 October at Fuji Speedway after 15 races held at seven race meetings.

Ryō Hirakawa of the RSS team has dominated the championship and won the title.

Teams and drivers[edit]

All teams were Japanese-registered.

Team No. Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
B-MAX Engineering 1 Japan Hideki Yamauchi[1] C Dallara F312 Toyota 1AZ-FE All
13 Japan Motoyoshi Yoshida[1] N Dallara F306 Toyota 3S-GE All
Toda Racing 2 Brazil Rafael Suzuki[1] C Dallara F308 Mugen-Honda MF204C All
CFR 3 Japan Ryugo Shimada[1] C Dallara F308 Mercedes M271.F3 1, 5
RSS 4 Japan Ryō Hirakawa[1] C Dallara F312 Toyota 1AZ-FE All
Hanashima Racing 5 Japan Taku Utagawa N Dallara F305 Toyota 3S-GE 7
6 Japan Hiroshi Koizumi[1] N Dallara F306 Toyota 3S-GE All
HFDP Racing 7 Japan Kazuki Hiramine[1] N Dallara F307 Toyota 3S-GE All
8 Japan Tomoki Nojiri[1] C Dallara F312 Mugen-Honda MF204C All
SGC by KCMG 19 United Kingdom Matt Howson N Dallara F308 Toyota 3S-GE 2–6
Japan Naoya Gamou 7
20 Republic of Ireland Gary Thompson[1] N Dallara F308 Toyota 3S-GE All
NDDP Racing 23 Japan Daiki Sasaki[1] N Dallara F306 Toyota 3S-GE All
Petronas Team TOM'S
TOM'S Spirit
35 Japan Takamoto Katsuta[1] N Dallara F306 Toyota 3S-GE All
36 Japan Yuichi Nakayama[1] C Dallara F312 Toyota 1AZ-FE All
37 Singapore Richard Bradley[1] C Dallara F312 Toyota 1AZ-FE All
CMS Motor Sports Project 77 Japan Ryohei Sakaguchi[1] N Dallara F306 Toyota 3S-GE 1
Japan Tatsuru Noro 3–4, 6–7
Icon Class
C Championship
N National

Race calendar and results[edit]

All rounds were held in Japan.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team National winner
1 R1 Suzuka Circuit 14 April Japan Hideki Yamauchi Singapore Richard Bradley Japan Ryō Hirakawa RSS Japan Daiki Sasaki
R2 15 April Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa RSS Japan Daiki Sasaki
2 R1 Twin Ring Motegi 12 May Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Hideki Yamauchi B-MAX Engineering Japan Kazuki Hiramine
R2 13 May Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Petronas Team TOM'S Japan Kazuki Hiramine
3 R1 Fuji Speedway 14 July Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa RSS Japan Kazuki Hiramine
R2 15 July Republic of Ireland Gary Thompson Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa RSS Japan Kazuki Hiramine
4 R1 Twin Ring Motegi 4 August Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa RSS Republic of Ireland Gary Thompson
R2 5 August Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Ryō Hirakawa RSS Japan Daiki Sasaki
5 R1 Okayama International Circuit 25 August Japan Ryō Hirakawa Japan Tomoki Nojiri Japan Ryō Hirakawa RSS Japan Daiki Sasaki
R2 26 August Japan Tomoki Nojiri Japan Tomoki Nojiri Japan Tomoki Nojiri HFDP Racing Japan Daiki Sasaki
6 R1 Sportsland SUGO 22 September Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Petronas Team TOM'S Japan Daiki Sasaki
R2 23 September Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Petronas Team TOM'S Japan Daiki Sasaki
R3 Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Petronas Team TOM'S Japan Kazuki Hiramine
7 R1 Fuji Speedway 13 October Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Petronas Team TOM'S Japan Daiki Sasaki
R2 14 October Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Japan Yuichi Nakayama Petronas Team TOM'S Japan Daiki Sasaki

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championships[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 PP FL
10 7 5 3 2 1 1 1

Overall[edit]

Pos Driver SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts
1 Japan Ryō Hirakawa 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 3 118
2 Japan Yuichi Nakayama Ret 5 4 1 2 2 4 4 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 103
3 Japan Hideki Yamauchi 2 4 1 4 6 4 3 3 5 6 3 4 2 4 4 62
4 Singapore Richard Bradley 5 2 3 5 7 5 2 5 6 Ret 2 2 Ret 2 5 52
5 Japan Tomoki Nojiri 3 3 5 3 8 Ret 5 2 2 1 9 5 6 8 Ret 49
6 Brazil Rafael Suzuki 6 8 7 6 3 3 6 6 4 3 4 9 3 6 2 38
7 Japan Daiki Sasaki 4 6 8 8 5 10 8 7 7 5 5 6 9 5 6 14
8 Japan Kazuki Hiramine 7 7 6 7 4 6 10 8 8 7 6 8 5 10 7 8
9 Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ret 9 9 9 10 12 9 10 10 8 8 7 4 7 13 3
10 Republic of Ireland Gary Thompson Ret 10 10 10 9 9 7 9 9 10 7 Ret 7 9 9 1
United Kingdom Matt Howson 11 11 Ret 7 11 14 11 9 10 10 8 0
Japan Hiroshi Koizumi Ret 11 12 12 11 8 12 11 12 11 11 11 10 12 10 0
Japan Naoya Gamou 11 8 0
Japan Ryohei Sakaguchi 8 12 0
Japan Motoyoshi Yoshida 9 13 13 13 13 13 Ret 13 14 12 13 Ret 11 15 12 0
Japan Ryugo Shimada 10 13 13 13 0
Japan Tatsuru Noro 12 11 13 12 12 12 Ret 13 11 0
Japan Taku Utagawa 14 14 0
Pos Driver SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

National Class[edit]

Pos Driver SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts
1 Japan Daiki Sasaki 4 6 8 8 5 10 8 7 7 5 5 6 9 9 6 146
2 Japan Kazuki Hiramine 7 7 6 7 4 6 10 8 8 7 6 8 5 10 7 110
3 Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ret 9 9 9 10 12 9 10 10 8 8 7 4 7 13 62
4 Republic of Ireland Gary Thompson Ret 10 10 10 9 9 7 9 9 10 7 Ret 7 9 9 56
5 United Kingdom Matt Howson 11 11 Ret 7 11 14 11 9 10 10 8 28
6 Japan Hiroshi Koizumi Ret 11 12 12 11 8 12 11 12 11 11 11 10 12 10 23
7 Japan Naoya Gamou 11 8 7
8 Japan Ryohei Sakaguchi 8 12 6
9 Japan Tatsuru Noro 12 11 13 12 12 12 Ret 13 11 5
10 Japan Motoyoshi Yoshida 9 13 13 13 13 13 Ret 13 14 12 13 Ret 11 15 12 3
Pos Driver SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts

Teams' Championships[edit]

  • Points are awarded for races as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6
10 7 5 3 2 1
Pos Team SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts
Overall
1 RSS 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 3 106
2 Petronas Team TOM'S 5 2 3 1 2 2 2 4 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 106
3 B-MAX Engineering 2 4 1 4 6 4 3 3 5 6 3 4 2 4 4 61
4 HFDP Racing 3 3 5 3 4 6 5 2 2 1 6 5 5 8 Ret 52
5 Toda Racing 6 8 7 6 3 3 6 6 4 3 4 9 3 6 2 38
6 NDDP Racing 4 6 8 8 5 10 8 7 7 5 5 6 9 5 6 14
7 TOM'S Spirit Ret 9 9 9 10 12 9 10 10 8 8 7 4 7 13 3
SGC by KCMG Ret 10 10 10 9 7 7 9 9 9 7 10 7 9 8 0
Hanashima Racing Ret 11 12 12 11 8 12 11 12 11 11 11 10 12 10 0
CMS Motor Sports Project 8 12 12 11 13 12 12 12 Ret 13 11 0
CFR 10 13 13 13 0
Pos Team SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts

Engine Tuners' Championship[edit]

  • Points are awarded for races as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6
10 7 5 3 2 1
Pos Engine SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts
1 TOM'S (Toyota) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 147
2 Toda Racing (Mugen-Honda) 3 3 5 3 3 3 5 2 2 1 4 5 3 5 2 71
HWA (Mercedes) 10 13 13 13 0
Pos Engine SUZ MOT FUJ MOT OKA SUG FUJ Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2012年 アチーブメント全日本F3選手権シリーズ第1戦/第2戦" [All-Japan F3 Championship Series first round] (PDF). All-Japan Formula Three Championship (in Japanese). Japanese Formula 3 Association. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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