2015 Super Formula Championship

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2015 Super Formula Championship
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The 2015 Japanese Championship Super Formula season is the 29th season of premier Japanese open-wheel motor racing and the third under the name of Super Formula. The season began on 19 April and will end on 8 November after seven rounds.

The 2015 season was also the last season that Bridgestone, who had been the series' only tyre supplier since 1997, supplied tyres to all teams, as Yokohama took over the tyre contract for 2016.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Engine Rounds
Petronas Team TOM'S[1] 1 Japan Kazuki Nakajima Toyota RI4A 1, 3–7
Japan Kazuya Oshima 2
2 Germany André Lotterer All
Kondō Racing[1] 3 United Kingdom James Rossiter Toyota RI4A All
4 United Kingdom William Buller[2] All
Kygnus Sunoco Team LeMans[1] 7 Japan Ryō Hirakawa Toyota RI4A All
8 Japan Kamui Kobayashi All
Real Racing[3] 10 Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi Honda HR-414E All
11 Japan Takuya Izawa All
Team Mugen[3] 16 Japan Naoki Yamamoto Honda HR-414E All
KCMG[1] 18 Japan Yuichi Nakayama Toyota RI4A All
Lenovo Team Impul[1] 19 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Toyota RI4A All
20 Italy Andrea Caldarelli All
Drago Corse[3] 34 Japan Takashi Kogure Honda HR-414E All
P.mu/cerumo・INGING[1] 38 Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Toyota RI4A All
39 Japan Yuji Kunimoto All
Docomo Team Dandelion Racing[3] 40 Japan Tomoki Nojiri Honda HR-414E All
41 India Narain Karthikeyan All
Nakajima Racing[3] 64 Japan Daisuke Nakajima Honda HR-414E All
65 Belgium Bertrand Baguette All

Race calendar and results[edit]

A provisional calendar for the 2015 season was released on 8 August 2014.[4] All races are scheduled to be held in Japan. To avoid a clash with the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season, the date for the first round in Suzuka was rescheduled for 19 April, and to avoid a clash with the 2015 Formula One season, the SUGO race was also rescheduled to 18 October.[5]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Suzuka Circuit 19 April Japan Naoki Yamamoto Japan Tomoki Nojiri Germany André Lotterer Petronas Team TOM'S
2 Okayama International Circuit 24 May Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Japan Hiroaki Ishiura P.mu/cerumo・INGING
3 Fuji Speedway 19 July Italy Andrea Caldarelli Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Lenovo Team Impul
4 Twin Ring Motegi 23 August Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Japan Kazuki Nakajima Japan Hiroaki Ishiura P.mu/cerumo・INGING
5 Autopolis 13 September Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Japan Kazuki Nakajima Petronas Team TOM'S
6 Sportsland SUGO 18 October Germany André Lotterer Japan Tomoki Nojiri Germany André Lotterer Petronas Team TOM'S
7 R1 Suzuka Circuit 8 November Germany André Lotterer Germany André Lotterer Germany André Lotterer Petronas Team TOM'S
R2 Japan Naoki Yamamoto India Narain Karthikeyan Japan Naoki Yamamoto Team Mugen

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Scoring system
Round 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Pole
1–6 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
7 8 4 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 1
Pos Driver SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
1 Japan Hiroaki Ishiura 5 1 3 1 2 5 2 4 51.5
2 Japan Kazuki Nakajima 2 2 2 1 4 4 2 45.5
3 Germany André Lotterer 1 8 5 4 11 1 1 Ret 40
4 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 4 5 1 3 5 7 Ret 3 34
5 Japan Naoki Yamamoto 15 4 12 8 7 2 14 1 26
6 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 9 2 10 17 3 6 3 9 20
7 Japan Tomoki Nojiri 8 3 8 6 10 3 5 Ret 19
8 Japan Ryō Hirakawa 12 9 6 7 4 8 10 5 13
9 Japan Yuji Kunimoto 17 Ret 4 18 8 17 7 8 7.5
10 Japan Daisuke Nakajima 6 12 Ret 5 9 12 Ret 10 7
11 India Narain Karthikeyan 3 10 Ret 9 14 13 12 14 6
12 United Kingdom James Rossiter 16 Ret 7 12 6 14 Ret Ret 5
13 Japan Takuya Izawa 7 7 11 10 12 Ret 8 15 4.5
14 Italy Andrea Caldarelli 11 6 9 11 15 16 Ret 12 4
15 Japan Takashi Kogure Ret Ret 16 14 13 11 6 7 2.5
16 Japan Yuichi Nakayama 13 Ret 15 16 19 10 Ret 6 1.5
17 Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi DNS 14 13 Ret 17 9 9 11 0
18 Belgium Bertrand Baguette 10 11 Ret 15 16 18 11 Ret 0
19 United Kingdom William Buller 14 13 14 13 18 15 13 13 0
20 Japan Kazuya Oshima 15 0
Pos Driver SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team No. SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
1 Petronas Team TOM'S 1 2 15 2 2 1 4 4 2 80.5
2 1 8 5 4 11 1 1 Ret
2 P.mu/cerumo・INGING 38 5 1 3 1 2 5 2 4 56
39 17 Ret 4 18 8 17 7 8
3 Lenovo Team Impul 19 4 5 1 3 5 7 Ret 3 37
20 11 6 9 11 15 16 Ret 12
4 Kygnus Sunoco Team LeMans 7 12 9 6 7 4 8 10 5 33
8 9 2 10 17 3 6 3 9
5 Docomo Team Dandelion Racing 40 8 3 8 6 10 3 5 Ret 25
41 3 10 Ret 9 14 13 12 14
6 Team Mugen 16 15 4 12 8 7 2 14 1 21
7 Nakajima Racing 64 6 12 Ret 5 9 12 Ret 10 7
65 10 11 Ret 15 16 18 11 Ret
8 Kondō Racing 3 16 Ret 7 12 6 14 Ret Ret 5
4 14 13 14 13 18 15 13 13
9 HP Real Racing 10 DNS 14 13 Ret 17 9 9 11 4.5
11 7 7 11 10 12 Ret 8 15
10 Drago Corse 34 Ret Ret 16 14 13 11 6 7 2.5
11 KCMG 18 13 Ret 15 16 19 10 Ret 6 1.5
Pos Team No. SUZ OKA FUJ MOT AUT SUG SUZ Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Toyota Outlines 2015 Motorsports Activities, Announces Return to World Rally Championship". Toyota Global Newsroom. Toyota. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ "KONDO RACING 2015年スーパーフォーミュラ参戦体制発表のお知らせ" [Announcement: KONDO RACING 2015 - Super Formula racing team announced]. Kondō Racing (in Japanese). Masahiko Kondō. 5 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-03-08. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Honda 2015 Motorsports Program Overview". Honda. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  4. ^ "スーパーフォーミュラ、15年予定発表。岡山復活" [Super Formula, '15 schedule announcement. Okayama revived]. as-web.jp. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ "SF、2015年日程を変更。他とのバッティングを解消" [SF: change to the 2015 schedule, to eliminate other clashes]. as-web.jp. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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