Super Formula News

Reborn TGM team announces 2023 entry
Five drivers under pressure in '23
Hirakawa not expecting new car reset
Oyu closing on 2023 Servus drive
Toyota signs Sasahara, Alesi safe

The former Team Goh outfit has been relaunched as 'TGM Grand Prix' ahead of the 2023 Super Formula season.

With the start of the 2023 Super Formula season looming on the horizon, Jamie Klein picks out five drivers he thinks will be under particular pressure to ensure the year turns about to be a good one.

The introduction of an updated Super Formula car for the 2023 season is not a significant enough change to “reset” the field this season, believes Team Impul's Ryo Hirakawa.

Toshiki Oyu looks increasingly likely to contest the 2023 Super Formula series with Servus Japan despite being left off Honda’s driver announcement last month.

Toyota has announced that Ukyo Sasahara will join its SUPER GT stable for 2023, but Giuliano Alesi will retain his Super Formula drive with TOM’S.

The story of Japanese racing's foreign engineering trailblazer

For the last nine years, Ryan Dingle has blazed a trail for foreign engineers wanting to work in Japan's top motorsport categories. As he prepares to move on from Super Formula and SUPER GT, he looks back on working with the likes of Felix Rosenqvist, Kamui Kobayashi and Tomoki Nojiri.

How Lawson's first test brought back memories of Palou

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson’s first run in a Super Formula car last month evoked memories of working with Alex Palou for one of Team Mugen’s race engineers.

Honda boss says Sasahara ‘had heart set on’ Toyota move

Honda motorsport boss Masaya Nagai says he knew that Ukyo Sasahara had “his heart set on” leaving the marque in favour of a switch to Toyota for 2023.

Honda's Sato not ready to give up on overseas dream

Honda Super Formula driver Ren Sato says he is not ready to give up on a chance to race overseas in future despite failing to impress last year as a Red Bull junior.

Ten things to look forward to in Japanese racing in 2023

New international drivers, an upgraded car and even a rare switch of manufacturers - there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the SUPER GT and Super Formula seasons ahead. Here are 10 things to look forward to in Japanese racing this year:

Nojiri expects 'much tougher' 2023 season with new car

Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri says he is expecting next season to be “a lot tougher” owing to the introduction of an updated car and new tyres.

Fenestraz good enough for F1 shot, says Krumm

Sacha Fenestraz’s performances in Super Formula this season were so good that he deserves a shot at Formula 1, believes Japanese racing veteran Michael Krumm.

Fukuzumi pessimistic for 2023 prospects with Drago Corse

Nirei Fukuzumi has admitted that his Drago Corse team failed to make any significant progress in this month's Super Formula rookie test at Suzuka, leaving him downbeat for the season ahead.

How Lawson plans to build his Red Bull F1 case in Japan

Amid a frustrating season in Formula 2, Liam Lawson was passed up for the vacancy in the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team for 2023. Now the New Zealander is hoping to use Super Formula to convince Red Bull to give him a shot in 2024.

The driver who’s waited three years for his Japan racing dream

It’s been a long wait, but next season HPD scholarship winner Raoul Hyman is finally about to get the chance to race in Japan that eluded him when the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.

Fraga eager to re-establish "real world" career in Japan

Gran Turismo esports star Igor Fraga says he is eager to re-establish his "real world" racing career in Japan following his Super Formula test appearance for Team Impul at Suzuka last week.

The Honda driver aiming to shed "quiet and shy" image

Honda driver Hiroki Otsu says he wants to overturn perceptions that he is "quiet and shy" next season after losing his drive in Super Formula for 2023.

Lawson: Emulating Gasly in Super Formula “absolutely doable”

Red Bull junior driver Liam Lawson is convinced that emulating Pierre Gasly’s achievements in Super Formula next season is “absolutely doable”.

Super Formula explains reduction in number of races

Super Formula has explained the reasoning behind cutting a race from the 2023 schedule, despite its previously stated wish to increase the number of races.

Super Formula confirms updated car for 2023 season

Super Formula has formally confirmed the introduction of an updated car with a revised aerodynamic package for the 2023 season, which will be labelled the SF23.

Honda names 2023 Super Formula drivers, Lawson joins Mugen

Honda has announced its roster of drivers for the 2023 Super Formula season, officialising Liam Lawson’s switch to the series with Team Mugen.

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.