2 race 2 drama
Super Formula return 2nd times Okayama in this season due to replace to Autopolis.
Afret the huge earthquake in Kumamoto area, Autopolis stuff are working the hard repair the circuit. Autopolis will restart from Super Taikyu Rd.6.
This weekend held 2 race each Saturday and Sunday. Here is detail of race format.
And no soft tyre (it was only test case in Motegi).
Qualifying 1 (20 min only 1 session)
Race 1 (30 laps and no pit duty)
Qualifying 2 (knock out session 1 and 2)
Race 2 (51 laps and has tyre change duty)
Both pole sitter of qualifying session can gets 1 points. And point system is half of usually points.
・Who takes title race lead?
In recent years rarely seen so close and exciting championship race.
Please check currently point standing. From 1st to 10th within 10 points gap.
Rising star and super rookie Yuhi Sekiguchi (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) lead the championship. 2nd is 2011 champion Andre Lotterer (VANTELIN Team TOM’s). Lotterer is only driver to gets point all race this season.
Okayama Meister and 2015 champion Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU Cermo/Inging) is 3rd. Ishiura takes pole to wins 2 consecutive year.
2017 Mclaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne (Docomo Team Dandelion) is 9th.
Unbelievable no point man Kamui Kobayashi (SUNOCO Team LeMans). Okayama is dood compatibility circuit for Kamui. So it will be his real opening race this season.
・Small lively changes for IMPUL