Who is the fastest?
Super Formula 2016 season has kick off at Suzuka international circuit.
Most exciting season coming this year with great driver and new tyre.
Most big things is 2015 GP2 champ and F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne(Docomo Team Dandelion) coming Japan. Vandoorne shows good ability to adapt during testing.
But Vandoorne admit not easy challenge for Super Formula.
And same rookie Yuhi Sekiguchi(ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) little struggle, but his aggressive driving will attract a lot of people.
・5 champion lines (Entrylist)
Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU CERMO/INGING), Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen), J.P.Oliveira (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL), Andre Lotterer (VANTELIN Team TOM’s), Kazuki Nakajima (VANTELIN Team TOM’s). Nakajima is only more than once time champion.
And 5 F1 experience driver sets for this season.
Yokohama tyre return Japanese Top Formula since 1997. Yokohama shows good progress during off season testing. New Yokohama ADVAN tyre is better than high speed area.
But some anxiety for wet tyre. For that reason Yokohama bringing new spec wet tyre this weekend.
・New lively and some changes
In Suzuka paddock, looking new things. First VANTELIN Team TOM’s bringing race spec lively. And ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL and Kondo Racing shows new pit garage.
・Super Formula on Motors TV
Famous Motorsports broadcasting Motors TV will shows Super Formula highlights program. Motors TV had been broadcast in the past by the time Formula Nippon.
・Live timing app coming
JRP introduce Live timing app for iOS and Android. And same Live timing for web browser.
This app is shows all session and each sector times.
・Pray for Kumamoto
Last week unprecedented huge earthquake occurred in Kuysyu. Especially has received major damage in Kumamoto. It is followed by a seismic intensity of five levels of earthquake even now. The Kumamoto There are Autopolis, there is involved also in the race. JRP deciede to disaster assistance. All driver and SF14 wears special sticker this weekend. And Do the fundraising.
Friday Practice return 2016 season. 1 hors session held at Suzuka today.
They carry 2 old tyre from latest testing. Tomoki Nojiri (Docomo Team Dandelion) sets fastest Fryday practice. But Nojiri says ” It is only test. True ability will find the running from tomorrow.”