Super Formula JAF Suzuka GP preview:Decide 2017 champion!

Will be exciting weekend!
2016 Super Formula final round of 15th JAF Suzuka GP is held this weekend.
・Season so far
2016 season is amazingly exciting season. Because 6 winner in 7 race. And 6 pole sitter in 7 race. It will cause introduce all new Yokohama ADVAN tyre.
And shinning super rookies.
2017 Mclaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne (Docomo Team Dandelion) score 1 pole and 1 win. Worldly-wise man Yuhi Sekiguchi (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) gets 2 pole to wins.
On the other hand, struggle former champions.
Both VANTELIN Team TOM’s guys Andre Lotterer and Kazuki Nakajima didn’t score wins this season so far. J.P.Oliveira (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) wins Fuji, but big gap from point leader and team mate Sekiguchi.

Winner and pole sitter before Rd.7
Rd.1 Suzuka    Pole-(Naoki Yamamoto) Race-(Naoki Yamamoto)
Rd.2 Okayama  Pole-(Hiroaki Ishiura)  Race-(Hiroaki Ishiura)
Rd.3 Fuji      Pole-(Stoffel Vandoorne) Race-(J.P.Oliveira)
Rd.4 Motegi   Pole-(Yuhi Sekiguchi)   Race-(Yuhi Sekiguchi)
Rd.5 Okayama  Pole 1 (Kazuki Nakajima) Race 1 (Stoffel Vandoorne)
Pole 2 (Tomoki Nojiri)   Race 2 (Yuji Kunimoto)
Rd.6 SUGO     Pole-(Yuhi Sekiguchi)   Race-(Yuhi Sekiguchi)

・JAF GP preview
Rd.7 JAF GP has 2 race format and special point system.
Point system for JAF GP.
Point leader is rookie Yuhi Sekiguchi (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL). Sekiguchi is only man wins twice. 2nd is Yuji Kunimoto (P.MU Cermo/Inging).
Interesting info, Sekiguchi and Kunimoto are team mate in Super GT GT500 Weds Sport Bandoh with Yokohama tyre. And Weds Sport Bandoh wins recent Super GT Thai round their first win.
Top 6 driver able to gets title own. Stoffel Vandoorne (Docomo Team Dandelion) is highest man of Honda powered driver.

Top 6 driver
1st   Yuhi Sekiguchi    28pts
2nd  Yuji Kunimoto    23.5pts
3rd  Andre Lotterer    22pts
4th  Kazuki Nakajima   20pts
5th  Hiroaki Ishiura   19pts
6th  Stoffel Vandoorne   19pts

But Drivers able to gets maximum 18 points this weekend include 2 pole and 2 race win.
So on the calculation, still 12 drivers has title chance. It is so exciting.
In the past, many drama and upset at final round.
Especially 2013 season’s Rd.7 Suzuka was most dramatic race.
Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen) upset 13 points gap from Andre Lotterer. Yamamoto realized that had been considered impossible.
Yamamoto gets 2 pole and 1 win and 1 podium in that weekend.

This weekend’s dark horse is Naoki Yamamoto.Yamamoto big behind from leader 12.5 points. But Yamamoto is Suzuka meister. His first pole and win experienced at Suzuka. And recent Suzuka winner is Yamamoto (2015 Rd.8 race 2 win, 2016 Rd.1 win).
・Free practice 1
Friday practice 1 held today under wet condition. Kazuki Nakajima (VANTELIN Team TOM’s) score top time. But Saturday and Sunday will be dry.
So will be unexpected weekend.
Results Friday practice

・Special helmet
Daisuke Nakajima (Nakajima Racing) suit special lively helmet for this weekend. It is public offering of general design contest.



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