Super Formula 2nd off season testing will held at Fuji this weekend.
This testing will be final chance to run before opening round of Suzuka. But some driver miss to this testing due to schedule crash with WEC prologue and Formula E Mexico.
Missing person and replacement driver
・Andre Lotterer (#36/ Vantelin Team TOM’s) WEC prologue (Porsche LMP1 Team)
→J.P.Oliveira (Super GT GT500 IMPUL)
・Kazuki Nakajima (#37/ Vantelin Team TOM’s) WEC prologue (Toyota Gazoo Racing)
→James Rossiter (Super GT GT500 TOM’s driver)/ Ryo Hirakawa (Super GT GT500 and ELMS)
・Kamui Kobayashi (#18/ KCMG) WEC prologue (Toyota Gazoo Racing)
→Yuichi Nakayama (Super GT GT300 Lexus, 2016 KCMG driver)
・Yuji Kunimoto (#1/ P.MU Cermo/Inging) WEC prologue (Toyota Gazoo Racing)
→Yuji Tachikawa (Super GT GT500 Cermo/ Team director of P.MU Cermo/Inging)
・Felix Rosenqvist (#7 SUNOCO Team LeMans) Formula E Mexico (Mahindra Racing)
→Kouhei Hirate (2016 Super GT GT500 champion)
2010 champion J.P.Oliveira leave Team IMPUL this year, and won’t contests Super Formula this year. But one off return with former rival team TOM’s.
It is like a surprised combination.
Both Super GT TOM’s regular James Rossiter and Ryo Hirakawa to share Kazuki Nakajima’s #37 Vantelin sponsored TOM’s car.
2016 champion Yuji Kunimoto joins Toyota Gazoo Racing for WEC 2 race, and going to WEC prologue. Then surprised return for Super GT GT500 top runner and team director of P.MU Cermo/Inging Yuji Tachikawa. Seat fit for Tachikawa.
Tachikawa was driven Toyota’s owns SF14 2015. However, it has been official testing session since 2009.
2016 Super GT GT500 champion Kouhei Hirate return to Super Formula since 2013.
Hirate replace to rookie man Felix Rosenqvist. Seat fit for Hirate at Team LeMans factory.
Former KCMG regular Yuichi Nakayama continue sub to Kamui Kobayashi.
Day1 March 31st Morning=10:00~12:00 Afternoon=14:00~16:00
Day2 April 1st Morning=9:00~11:00 Afternon=13:00~15:00