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Why Dunlop believes Nakajima, not Mugen, is its best bet

With Mugen joining the Dunlop SUPER GT stable this year, there was every reason to think the team could eclipse fellow Honda squad Nakajima Racing. But, halfway through the season, the tyre manufacturer believes its best hopes of a win this year lie with the more established team.

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.

Is this the weakest-ever Super Formula title defence?

After another poor weekend at Sugo, reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto is staring down the barrel of one of the worst title defences in the series’ recent history.

Yamamoto admits current poor form "embarrassing"

Defending Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto admits his current form in the series is "embarrassing" after a disappointing eighth-place finish at Suzuka last weekend.

Yamamoto takes blame for tired crew, slow pitstop

Naoki Yamamoto has accepted the blame for his slow pitstop in last weekend's Super Formula season opener at Fuji Speedway, saying he made his pit crew tired by staying at the track until late.

Yamamoto sorry to new team for "pathetic" Q1 exit

Naoki Yamamoto says he accepts full responsibility for his Q1 exit in qualifying for this weekend's Super Formula season opener at Fuji Speedway, branding his performance "hopeless" and "pathetic".

Pacesetter Oyu not intimidated by Yamamoto match-up

Fuji Super Formula test pace-setter Toshiki Oyu says he is relishing the chance to go up against three-time champion Naoki Yamamoto at Nakajima Racing this year.

Yamamoto puzzled by lacklustre test form after team switch

Reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto says he's at a loss to explain his lacklustre pre-season testing form with his new team Nakajima Racing.

Yamamoto didn't want to "settle" with Dandelion

Three-time Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto has explained his motivation behind his second change of team in two years, following his off-season switch to Nakajima Racing.

Honda reveals Super Formula driver reshuffle for 2021

Honda has confirmed details of its Super Formula reshuffle for the 2021 season, with reigning champion Naoki Yamamoto moving teams for the second time in three years.

Yamamoto and Makino set for Super Formula seat swap

Honda drivers Naoki Yamamoto and Tadasuke Makino appear on course to swap Super Formula seats for the 2021 season.

Yamamoto switches to Nakajima Racing for Fuji test

Newly-crowned Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto will drive for Nakajima Racing in this week's post-season test at Fuji Speedway.

Makino withdraws from Fuji Super Formula finale

Tadasuke Makino will miss this weekend’s Super Formula season finale at Fuji Speedway, and will be replaced at Nakajima Racing by Hiroki Otsu.

How Honda's “mentally exhausted” young star came good Suzuka II
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How Honda's “mentally exhausted” young star came good

Honda protege Toshiki Oyu became the sixth different Super Formula race winner of the season on Sunday, but up to that point the rookie’s season had been anything but plain sailing.

How Dunlop has become an increasing threat in Super GT

Very much the minnow in the four-way tyre war raging in SUPER GT's GT500 division, Dunlop has made a serious step forward in 2020 with its sole partner team. But what's behind that progress?

Makino: Being taken out by teammate "unbelievable" Okayama
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Makino: Being taken out by teammate "unbelievable"

Tadasuke Makino says he couldn't believe it when he realised his Nakajima Racing teammate Toshiki Oyu was to blame for being eliminated at the first corner of last weekend's Okayama Super Formula round.

Makino explains dismal Motegi Super Formula showing

Tadasuke Makino believes that his struggles in last weekend’s opening Super Formula round in Motegi were related to the high temperatures, which he hopes will be less of a problem in future races.

Nakajima pole no surprise, say rival Honda drivers

Nakajima Racing’s first SUPER GT pole in eight years does not come as a surprise according to two of the team’s former drivers now driving for rival Honda squads.

The quirky rules that denied a driver two titles

By rights, Andre Lotterer should be a three-time champion in Super Formula. But instead the German bowed out of the series with just one title to his name. So what happened to the other two?

The F1 reject that went on to destroy his opposition

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.

Star rookie Oyu worried about losing Fuji momentum

Star Super Formula rookie Toshiki Oyu admits he is concerned about losing the momentum gained from a strong showing in last month's Fuji pre-season test during a long period of inactivity.

Karthikeyan to quit Super GT after single season

Narain Karthikeyan will step down from SUPER GT in 2020 to “continue his racing pursuits in other series”, the Indian driver has announced.

Why Super Formula's loss will be IndyCar's gain

Following the news that Alex Palou has landed an IndyCar ride with Dale Coyne Racing, Jamie Klein looks back on his outstanding season in Super Formula and assesses his chances of making an impact Stateside.

Fuji Dream Race: Karthikeyan wins wild second race Dream Race
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Fuji Dream Race: Karthikeyan wins wild second race

Honda driver Narain Karthikeyan triumphed in a chaotic second leg of the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji, as Audi and BMW both made it on to the podium.

Makino tops joint Super GT/DTM test at Fuji

Ex-Formula 2 driver Tadasuke Makino set the pace in testing ahead of Super GT and DTM's joint racing at Fuji, as Audi's Loic Duval ran the Super GT field close.

Cause of Palou's nightmare Suzuka race revealed

A loose cooling tube was the reason behind Alex Palou's Super Formula title bid unravelling in last weekend's Suzuka season finale.

Palou perplexed by first-to-last drop in Suzuka decider

Alex Palou says he has no definite answer as to how his Super Formula title bid unravelled in the title decider, the Spaniard slipping from first to last in a topsy-turvy race at Suzuka on Sunday.

Palou "very lucky" to fight for title in rookie year

Alex Palou admits he feels “very lucky” to be in a position to fight for the Super Formula title in his rookie campaign, ahead of this weekend’s season finale at Suzuka.

Kobayashi blames Palou for race-ending crash

Kamui Kobayashi has put the blame on Alex Palou for the incident that forced the ex-Formula 1 driver out of last weekend's Okayama Super Formula race.

Cassidy reveals Fuji fuel-saving ‘miscalculation’

Super Formula frontrunner Nick Cassidy admits his team miscalculated the amount of fuel he needed to make the finish in last weekend's Fuji race, but praised the TOM'S outfit's communication in the tricky wet conditions.

Karthikeyan hoping for "better and better" fortunes in Japan

Former Indian Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan is hoping for a change of fortunes after a difficult start to life in Japan’s SUPER GT series.

Palou says Super Formula title possible in rookie year

Alex Palou says he can see himself fighting for the Super Formula title this year after showing race-winning pace in the season opener at Suzuka.

Suzuka Super Formula: Palou tops first practice of 2019

Alex Palou set the pace in the first practice of the 2019 Super Formula season at Suzuka, but spun later in the session and caused a red flag.

Palou warns Japan no easy option for European racers

Alex Palou insists establishing a professional racing career in Japan is just as difficult as doing so in Europe after securing twin drives in Super Formula and Super GT.

Palou breaks lap record on first day of Super Formula testing

European Formula 3 graduate Alex Palou broke the Super Formula lap record at Suzuka during the first day of pre-season testing on Monday.

Karthikeyan "confident" of Super GT seat after test

Former Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan says he is "confident" of securing a 2019 Super GT seat after completing a successful test at the Sepang International Circuit this month.