SUPER FORMULA

MENU

Headline News

Naoki Yamamoto Wins Super Formula Season Opener

2018年4月22日


The first race of the 2018 Super Formula took place at Suzuka Circuit on April 22, 2018. It was a 300 km (51 lap) race on the 5,807 meter long international racing course.


Naoki Yamamoto (TEAM MUGEN) started on pole and got off to a good start, which help lead to a victory. Yuhi Sekiguchi (ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL) who started in the 12th grid, finished the race in 2nd. Tomoki Nojiri (DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING) finished in 3rd.

Two compounds of tires were required for use in the race by regulation. One, a soft tire, which provides more grip for faster lap times. And a harder medium compound.


Sekiguchi, and most of the other drivers behind him in the grid started the race on soft tires. Yamamoto, who was on medium tires, changed later to soft tires. Sekiguchi changed to medium tires on lap 24, and recorded 1 sec. better lap times than Yamamoto, but that still wasn’t enough, as Yamamoto managed to pull off a pole to pole victory.


GO TO TOP

CIRCUIT

  • 鈴鹿サーキット
  • オートポリス
  • スポーツランドSUGO
  • 富士スピードウェイ
  • ツインリンクもてぎ
  • 岡山国際サーキット

FACEBOOK

TWEET #SFORMULA

LINKS

Series Partner

  • 本田技研工業株式会社
  • トヨタ自動車株式会社

Series Supporter

  • 横浜ゴム株式会社

Promotion Partner

  • 日立オートモティブシステムズ株式会社
  • ソニー RX0
  • 人気酒造株式会社

Broadcast Partner

  • BSフジ
  • 株式会社ジェイ・スポーツ