2017 Super Formula Championship

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2017 Super Formula Championship
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The 2017 Japanese Super Formula Championship is the 31st season of premier Japanese open-wheel motor racing, and the fifth under the moniker of Super Formula. Yuji Kunimoto is the defending series champion.[1]

Hiroaki Ishiura won his second Driver's Championship in three years, finishing only half a point ahead of Pierre Gasly after the final round was cancelled due to Typhoon Lan. The Cerumo INGING team won their second successive Team Championship.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Engine Rounds
P.mu/cerumo・INGING[2] 1 Japan Yuji Kunimoto[2] Toyota RI4A All
2 Japan Hiroaki Ishiura[2] All
Kondō Racing[2] 3 New Zealand Nick Cassidy[2] Toyota RI4A All
4 Japan Kenta Yamashita[2] All
SUNOCO Team LeMans[2] 7 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist[3] Toyota RI4A All
8 Japan Kazuya Oshima[2] All
Real Racing[4] 10 Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi[4] Honda HR-414E All
Team Mugen[4] 15 France Pierre Gasly[5] Honda HR-414E All
16 Japan Naoki Yamamoto[4] All
KCMG[2] 18 Japan Kamui Kobayashi[2] Toyota RI4A All
Itochu Enex Team Impul[2] 19 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi[2] Toyota RI4A All
20 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough[6] All
Vantelin Team Tom's[7] 36 Germany André Lotterer[2] Toyota RI4A All
37 Japan Kazuki Nakajima[2] All
Docomo Team Dandelion Racing[4] 40 Japan Tomoki Nojiri[4] Honda HR-414E All
41 Japan Takuya Izawa[4] All
B-MAX Racing Team[8] 50 Japan Takashi Kogure[4] Honda HR-414E All
TCS Nakajima Racing[9] 64 Japan Daisuke Nakajima[4] Honda HR-414E All
65 India Narain Karthikeyan[4] All

Driver changes[edit]

Leaving Super Formula
Entering Super Formula

Race calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Suzuka Circuit 23 April Japan Kazuki Nakajima Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi Japan Kazuki Nakajima Vantelin Team Tom's
2 R1 Okayama International Circuit 27 May Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Germany André Lotterer Vantelin Team Tom's
R2 28 May Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Japan Kamui Kobayashi Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi Itochu Enex Team Impul
3 Fuji Speedway 9 July Japan Yuji Kunimoto Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Japan Hiroaki Ishiura P.mu/cerumo・INGING
4 Twin Ring Motegi 20 August Japan Kenta Yamashita Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi France Pierre Gasly Team Mugen
5 Autopolis 10 September Japan Tomoki Nojiri United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough France Pierre Gasly Team Mugen
6 Sportsland SUGO 24 September New Zealand Nick Cassidy Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi Itochu Enex Team Impul
7 R1 Suzuka Circuit 22 October Germany André Lotterer Races cancelled due to Typhoon Lan[11]
R2 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough
Source:[12]

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Scoring system
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Pole 
Rounds 1, 3-6 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Round 2 5 4 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 1
Round 7 8 4 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 1
Driver standings
Pos Driver SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
1 Japan Hiroaki Ishiura 4 8 2 1 4 4 6 C C 33.5
2 France Pierre Gasly 10 19 7 5 1 1 2 C C 33
3 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist 11 12 4 2 3 2 5 C C 28.5
4 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi 12 2 1 4 16 10 1 C C 25
5 Japan Kazuki Nakajima 1 9 18 7 11 6 3 C C 22
6 Germany André Lotterer 5 1 3 3 7 Ret 10 C C 21
7 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 9 4 5 15 2 7 7 C C 16.5
8 Japan Yuji Kunimoto 3 10 9 Ret 15 5 4 C C 16
9 Japan Naoki Yamamoto 2 5 8 Ret 13 16 18 C C 10.5
10 New Zealand Nick Cassidy 17 3 11 Ret 5 Ret 19 C C 7
11 Japan Kenta Yamashita 14 7 6 Ret 6 13 11 C C 6.5
12 Japan Kazuya Oshima Ret 15 12 12 10 3 15 C C 6
13 Japan Takuya Izawa 8 14 Ret 6 Ret 15 8 C C 5
14 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough 18 6 17 8 14 8 9 C C 4.5
15 Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi 6 11 16 9 9 9 16 C C 3
16 Japan Daisuke Nakajima 7 16 14 11 12 11 17 C C 2
17 Japan Tomoki Nojiri 16 13 10 10 8 14 12 C C 2
18 Japan Takashi Kogure 15 18 15 13 17 12 14 C C 0
19 India Narain Karthikeyan 13 17 13 14 Ret Ret 13 C C 0
Pos Driver SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
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

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team No. SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
1 P.mu/cerumo・INGING 1 3 10 9 Ret 15 5 4 C C 47.5
2 4 8 2 1 4 4 6 C C
2 Team Mugen 15 10 19 7 5 1 1 2 C C 43.5
16 2 5 8 Ret 13 Ret 18 C C
3 Vantelin Team TOM's 36 5 1 3 3 7 Ret 10 C C 41
37 1 9 18 7 11 6 3 C C
4 SUNOCO Team LeMans 7 11 12 4 2 3 2 5 C C 34.5
8 Ret 15 12 12 10 3 15 C C
5 ITOCHU ENEX Team Impul 19 12 2 1 4 16 10 1 C C 27.5
20 18 6 17 8 14 8 17 C C
6 KCMG 18 9 4 5 15 2 7 7 C C 16.5
7 Kondo Racing 3 17 3 11 Ret 5 Ret 19 C C 12.5
4 14 7 6 Ret 6 13 11 C C
8 DOCOMO Team Dandelion Racing 40 16 13 10 10 8 14 12 C C 6
41 8 14 Ret 6 Ret 15 8 C C
9 Real Racing 10 6 11 16 9 9 9 16 C C 3
10 TCS Nakajima Racing 64 7 16 14 11 12 11 17 C C 2
65 13 17 13 14 Ret Ret 13 C C
11 B-MAX Racing Team 50 15 18 15 13 17 12 14 C C 0
Pos Team No. SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suzuka Super Formula: Kunimoto takes title, Vandoorne wins final race". October 30, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Toyota GAZOO Racing Outlines 2017 Motorsports Activities". Toyota Motor Corporation. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ van Leeuwen, Andrew (1 March 2017). "Rosenqvist scores LeMans Super Formula seat". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Honda 2017 Motorsports Program Overview". Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  5. ^ Chokhani, Darshan (13 February 2017). "Gasly confirmed at Mugen for 2017 Super Formula season". motorsport.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Itochu Enex Team Impul Line-up". Impul. Itochu Enex Team Impul. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Red Bull closing on Super Formula deal for Gasly". 6 December 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016. While the TOM'S line-up of Kazuki Nakajima and Andre Lotterer is set to remain unchanged
  8. ^ "B-MAX RACING TEAM、2017年からスーパーフォーミュラに参戦! ドライバーは協議中 (B-MAX RACING TEAM, fought from 2017 to super formula! The driver is under discussion)". 27 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Red Bull in talks to place Gasly in Super Formula". 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. One of the teams Red Bull has held discussions with about running Gasly is understood to be Nakajima Racing, which ran Daisuke Nakajima and Bertrand Baguette in this year’s championship.
  10. ^ "Vandoorne to partner Alonso at McLaren in 2017 as Button steps back". 3 September 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  11. ^ Thukrai, Rachit (21 October 2017). "Gasly denied Super Formula title shot as finale cancelled". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  12. ^ http://superformula.net/apf/ap/NList02.dll/?id=3666&code=NS022520

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