Rd.5 Okayama is 2 race system. Qualifying 1 and race 1 held at Saturday.
・Qualifying for race 1 (20min)
Early to start session, Kamui Kobayashi (SUNOCO Team LeMans) crashed out at viper corner. After the red flag, All driver try to set time.
Last 7 min, They set new tyre and going to final attack.
Finally 2014 champion Kazuki Nakajima (VANTELIN Team TOM’s) takes pole position since 2014 Rd.7 Suzuka.
2nd is Yuji Kunimoto (P.MU Cermo・Inging), 3rd is Stoffel Vandoorne (Docomo Team Dandelion).
Results Qualifying 1
・Race 1 (30 laps)
Big problem for the before start. Pole sitter Kazuki Nakajima make mistakes who pass through the pole position grid.
So race start was delayed. And Kazuki receive to back of grid penalty.
In start, 2nd start Stoffel Vandoorne makes hole shot and takes lead. Yuji Kunimoto drop 2nd. From 6th start, Narain Karthikeyan (SUNOCO Team LeMans) goes 3rd position.
Race 1 is short sprint. Top man Vandoorne lead gradually.
Battle on 5th position. Koudai Tsukakoshi (Real Racing) shows overtake to Daisuke Nakajima (Nakajima Racing).
Finally 2017 F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne (Docomo Team Dandelion) takes first time Super Formula wins! Vandoorne is 2nd driver in this season takes first series win following the Yuhi Sekiguchi’s win at Rd.4.
And 5th winner of 5 race this season.
2nd is Yuji Kunimoto (P.MU Cermo/Inging). 3rd is Narain Karthikeyan (SUNOCO Team LeMans). Precious podium for the Team LeMans in struggle season.
4th is Tomoki Nojiri (Docomo Team LeMans).