A provisional calendar for the 2016 season was released on 10 December 2015. The 7 rounds of the 2016 Super-Formula Championship were held over 7 months from April through October, with a 7 week long summer hiatus through June to mid-July. All events were held on premier, natural terrain road racing circuits in Japan. Thus far, no events on the Super Formula calendar have been held on super-speedway ovals or on city street circuits.
The Autopolis round was cancelled on May 29 due to damage caused by the Kumamoto earthquake. However, on July 15, it was decided that Okayama would take its place at the same date, holding a double-header round.
^"「２０１６年 全日本スーパーフォーミュラ選手権第５戦」岡山国際サーキット開催のご案内" [2016 All-Japan Super Formula Championship: Information on the 5th round at Okayama] (PDF). Japan Race Promotion Inc. (in Japanese). Super Formula official website. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.