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Fukuzumi: First points for Drago Corse a confidence booster

Nirei Fukuzumi says his top 10 finish in last weekend’s Sugo Super Formula round will act as a major confidence booster for Drago Corse, even if the team’s race pace left much to be desired.

Yamamoto sees glimmer of hope after Sugo Super Formula round

Three-time Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto feels he's made "a lot of progress" in the Japanese single-seater series after setting the fastest time in the first qualifying group at Sugo.

Video: Super Formula simulates V8 engine sound in Sugo test Sugo
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Video: Super Formula simulates V8 engine sound in Sugo test

Super Formula completed its first test simulating the sound of a V8 engine with one of its two next-gen development cars on Monday at Sugo.

Miyata feels Sugo strategy should have yielded second

Ritomo Miyata believes he should have finished second in last weekend’s Sugo Super Formula race but was scuppered by a slow pitstop and the race reaching the time limit.

Nojiri feels ‘jinxed’ as losing streak from pole continues

Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri admits he feels ‘jinxed’ after losing out on the win for a third race in succession at Sugo from pole position.

Fenestraz's first win in Super Formula "a long time coming" Sugo
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Fenestraz's first win in Super Formula "a long time coming"

Sacha Fenestraz has described his first win in Super Formula in Sunday's Sugo race as "a long time coming" after two troubled seasons in Japan's top single-seater category.

Sugo Super Formula: Fenestraz strategy pays off for first win

Kondo Racing driver Sacha Fenestraz claimed his first Super Formula race win in unusual circumstances at Sugo in a race that turned on strategy.

Le Mans winner Hirakawa explains dismal Sugo qualifying Sugo
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Le Mans winner Hirakawa explains dismal Sugo qualifying

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Ryo Hirakawa has explained his disappointing run to 16th in qualifying for this weekend's Sugo Super Formula round, his lowest grid slot in the series in almost two years.

Sugo Super Formula: Nojiri makes it four poles in a row

Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri made it four poles in a row as he beat Sacha Fenestraz to the top spot in qualifying for this weekend's fifth round of the season at Sugo.

Sugo modifies pit exit again after driver complaints

Sugo has modified its pit exit layout again ahead of this weekend's Super Formula race, following complaints from drivers last year.

How motorsport sponsor TCS entered the Japanese market

TCS entered the Japanese market in 1986 and in 2014 established a Japanese subsidiary, Tata Consultancy Services Japan Limited (Japan TCS), with Mitsubishi Corporation as its partner, and began full-fledged business in Japan.

What’s motivating Super Formula’s carbon neutral push

Super Formula has invested a lot of resource in the transition towards carbon neutrality for 2023 with its extensive next-gen test programme. But the Japanese series isn’t just considering its own short-term interests with its efforts.

How TCS brings the winds of innovation to the world of motorsport

Tata Consultancy Services have supported Nakajima Racing's activities in Japan’s top racing category Super Formula since 2017.

Super Formula set to cut downforce by over 10% in 2023

Super Formula is set for a downforce reduction of a little over 10 percent next year in its bid to create closer racing.

How Autopolis made Super Formula's dominator look vulnerable Autopolis
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How Autopolis made Super Formula's dominator look vulnerable

The biggest talking point from last weekend's Autopolis Super Formula race was a strangely subdued performance from points leader Tomoki Nojiri. For the first time in over a year, the Honda driver no longer looks unbeatable, says Jamie Klein.

Tsuboi accepts blame for Kobayashi's high-speed crash Autopolis
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Tsuboi accepts blame for Kobayashi's high-speed crash

Sho Tsuboi has accepted the blame for causing Kamui Kobayashi’s high-speed crash in Sunday’s Super Formula race at Autopolis.

How Toyota's brightest Super Formula hope got his groove back Prime

How Toyota's brightest Super Formula hope got his groove back

Having won the SUPER GT title for the TOM'S Toyota squad last year, Sho Tsuboi endured a miserable Super Formula campaign alongside, managing just six points all year. But after going back to basics with the Inging team over the off-season, Tsuboi looks revitalised in his pursuit of Japan's top single-seater crown

The 'skipped' Honda protege determined to make his mark Prime

The 'skipped' Honda protege determined to make his mark

By rights, Toshiki Oyu should have been the next Honda junior driver sent to Europe to prepare for a Formula 1 future after Yuki Tsunoda. It didn't work out that way - but Oyu still has his sights set on big things after emerging as one of Super Formula's brightest young stars.

The transformation behind Super Formula's new title favourite Prime

The transformation behind Super Formula's new title favourite

Long-time Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri is three races away from the biggest achievement of his career, as he leads the Super Formula standings after back-to-back wins earlier this year. But how did a driver in his eighth season in the category suddenly go from being an inconsistent also-ran to the favourite?

How Giuliano Alesi has reinvented himself in Japan Autopolis Prime
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How Giuliano Alesi has reinvented himself in Japan

A relatively modest set of results in Formula 1's support categories meant Giuliano Alesi was at a crossroads at the end of 2020. Landed in Japan's second-tier Super Formula Lights category, an unexpected opportunity to try his hand in the main series yielded a shock maiden win that suggests he shouldn't be written off just yet.