Super Formula is set to be without more than a third of its regular grid when the season gets underway later this month. Jamie Klein assesses which drivers are likely to get the nod to stand in for the 'Motegi seven'.
Toranosuke Takagi's brief Formula 1 career isn't usually remembered fondly, but his clear potential in grand prix racing went frustratingly unfulfilled - as he demonstrated by absolutely demolishing his opposition in Formula Nippon the year after losing his seat.
Having a female driver on the starting grid is actually nothing new for Japan's top single-seater championship. But the last one to have a go disappeared after just two races, having left a poor impression.