Kazuki Nakajima takes record breaking pole!

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2017 Super Formula season has started at Suzuka circuit.
Many great rookies and world wide driver lineup this year. Continue high level for championship.
・Qualifying 1 (20 min)
Many driver sets used tyre for first run. Final 7 min, all driver sets new set of tyre.
But accident for rookie, Felix Rosenqvist (SUNOCO Team LeMans) crashed out at turn 1. But session almost finished and no red flag shows.
Q1 knock out member, 15th Felix Rosenqvist, 16th Tomoki Nojiri, 17th Kenta Yamashita, trouble for 18th Kamui Kobayashi, 19th new team debut Takashi Kogure.
・Qualifying 2 (7 min)
Only 1 lap attack for Q2.
Last 3 min, almost driver battle between 1:36 sec around. Finally defending champion Yuji Kunimoto (P.MU Cermo/Inging) goes top with 1:36.083.
Q2 knock out member, 9th Daisuke Nakajima, 10th Takuya Izawa, 11th Narain Karthikeyan, 12th rookie Jan Mardenborough, 13th Kazuya Oshima, 14th Nick Cassidy.
・Qualifying 3 (7 min)
For Q3 2-TOM’s, 2-Cermo/Inging, 2-Mugen, and sole Real and IMPUL cars start.
Only man to into Q3, Pierre Gasly (Team Mugen) is first time score on Q3. But Gasly makes little mistake and finish 8th.
Yuji Kunimoto (P.MU Cermo/inging) into 1:35sec, but Kazuki Nakajima (Vantelin Team TOM’s) beat Kunimoto’s time.
Finally no more update, so Kazuki Nakajima takes 5th career pole position! And record breaking time 1:35.907. It is first time 1:35 sec around on Japanese top formula history.
2nd is defending champion Yuji Kunimoto, 3rd is top of Honda man Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen), 4th is Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU Cermo/Inging).
From 1st place to 4th place, only gap 0.1 sec!
Best rookie is 8th Pierre Gasly (Team Mugen), 2nd is Jan Mardenborough (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) 12th.

Qualifying digest

Pole position onboard lap

Official results and report




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