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Nakajima to make Super Formula return at Motegi Motegi II
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Nakajima to make Super Formula return at Motegi

Kazuki Nakajima will make his first Super Formula return in next month's penultimate round of the season at Motegi, with Giuliano Alesi set to focus solely on his Super Formula Lights commitments.

Kobayashi set for Super Formula return next month

Kamui Kobayashi will make his first Super Formula appearance of the year in next month's penultimate round of the season at Motegi, his KCMG team has clarified.

Impul boss Hoshino urges Hirakawa to seize Toyota WEC chance

Impul Super Formula boss and Japanese racing legend Kazuyoshi Hoshino has urged his driver Ryo Hirakawa to seize the "rare" chance he's been given to join Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship line-up.

Five races, no points: What's going on with Kenta Yamashita?

Kenta Yamashita has still yet to score any points so far this year in Super Formula, and his Kondo Racing team is baffled by its loss of form. With only two races of the season left, is there any chance of turning the tide?

Alesi looks back on toughest Super Formula race so far

Giuliano Alesi admits he "didn't feel confident to attack" in last weekend's Super Formula race at Motegi in his most difficult outing to date in the Japanese single-seater series.

Yamamoto feels on cusp of Super Formula breakthrough

Reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto says he feels close to a breakthrough with Nakajima Racing despite failing to score points for a second race in a row at Motegi.

Explained: How first-lap chaos unfolded at Motegi

Three drivers were knocked out on the opening lap of last weekend's Motegi Super Formula race, but the TV cameras didn't offer a full view of what happened. Here, we unpick what happened after speaking to those involved.

Rivals admit Nojiri was “impossible” to beat at Motegi Motegi
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Rivals admit Nojiri was “impossible” to beat at Motegi

Runaway Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri was impossible to beat in last weekend's Motegi race, admit the Mugen driver's closest rivals.

Motegi Super Formula: Nojiri inches closer to title with win Motegi
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Motegi Super Formula: Nojiri inches closer to title with win

Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri moved one step closer to lifting the 2021 Super Formula title with a commanding drive to victory from pole position at Motegi on Sunday.

Hirakawa perplexed by Motegi qualifying struggles Motegi
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Hirakawa perplexed by Motegi qualifying struggles

Ryo Hirakawa admits he's at a loss as to why he could only qualify sixth for this weekend's Super Formula round at Motegi, a track where he has excelled in recent seasons.

Motegi Super Formula: Nojiri takes pole with new lap record Motegi
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Motegi Super Formula: Nojiri takes pole with new lap record

Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri scored a dominant pole position for this weekend's fifth round of the season at Motegi in a major boost to his hopes of winning this year's title.

Nissan's Takaboshi eyes full-time Super Formula move
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Nissan's Takaboshi eyes full-time Super Formula move

Mitsunori Takaboshi says a change in attitudes towards hiring Nissan-contracted drivers has given him hope of getting a full-time drive in Super Formula next season.

Fuji gets second race on 2022 Super Formula calendar
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Fuji gets second race on 2022 Super Formula calendar

A second race at Fuji Speedway has been added to a seven-round schedule for the 2022 Super Formula season.

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?

Oyu now biggest threat for Super Formula title - Hirakawa
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Oyu now biggest threat for Super Formula title - Hirakawa

Toshiki Oyu has emerged as the biggest threat in this year's Super Formula title battle following his performance in the most recent race at Sugo, according to Ryo Hirakawa.

Super Formula 2021: Mid-season driver ratings

With two months to wait for the next round of the Super Formula season, now is the ideal time to review the first half of the campaign and the performances of every driver in the field.

Sugo’s new pitlane exit branded “dangerous” by drivers

Sugo’s revised pitlane exit layout has attracted criticism from Super Formula drivers, who have labelled the new design “dangerous”.

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.

How Super Formula rejoined the F1 career path Prime

How Super Formula rejoined the F1 career path

Super Formula is regularly credited as being the fastest single-seater series outside Formula 1. That's why drivers such Stoffel Vandoorne and Pierre Gasly have entered it in recent years. Now another aspiring F1 star is heading to Japan.

Why Honda's best F1 hope won't be leaving Japan Prime

Why Honda's best F1 hope won't be leaving Japan

Honda now has a highly-rated protege with enough superlicence points to get a Formula 1 chance, but who is unlikely to ever be seen on a grand prix grid.