Ryo Hirakawa notched up his maiden Super Formula victory at Motegi, as Nick Cassidy finished on the podium to snatch the championship lead from Naoki Yamamoto. When the 51-lap race got underway, Alex Palou led cleanly from pole position and started building a small gap up front, in what appeared to be a repeat of […]

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Super Formula front-runner Yuhi Sekiguchi claimed his first win of the 2019 season at Autopolis with a charging drive from 16th on the grid. Sekiguchi was one of the several leading drivers unable to knit together a clean lap in a wet qualifying session on Sunday morning, which was punctuated by three separate red flag […]

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TOM’S driver Nick Cassidy pulled off a strategic gamble from 12th on the grid to take an unlikely victory in the opening round of 2019 Super Formula season at Suzuka. Nakajima Racing drivers Tadasuke Makino and Alex Palou qualified on the front row and quickly sprinted away from the rest of the field, both having […]

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Super Formula 2018 runner-up Nick Cassidy says it is impossible to predict the outcome of the 2019 season on the eve of the new car’s inaugural race at Suzuka. The Dallara SF19 has replaced the outgoing SF14 for this season, which kicks off at the Japanese Grand Prix Formula 1 venue this weekend, and a […]

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Super Formula 2018 runner-up Nick Cassidy says it’s impossible to predict the outcome of the 2019 season on the eve of the new car’s inaugural race at Suzuka. The Dallara SF19 has replaced the outgoing SF14 for this season, which kicks off at the Japanese Grand Prix venue this weekend, and a pair of two-day […]

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Nick Cassidy has turned down an offer to race in DTM – the German Touring Car Championship – in 2019 and will continue to drive for Lexus and Toyota in Japan’s two premier classes, Super GT and Super Formula respectively. “DTM is a bit shaky at the moment and I wasn’t keen to move,” says […]

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Nick Cassidy has put his defeat in Sunday’s Super Formula title decider down to his straightline speed deficit compared to new champion Naoki Yamamoto. Toyota-powered Cassidy missed the win at Suzuka by less than a second to Honda rival Yamamoto, despite closing down a 7.5-second deficit to the Japanese driver in the final laps after […]

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Super Formula points leader Nick Cassidy has put his strong qualifying performance in the Suzuka finale down to a late-night factory trip by a member of his Kondo Racing team. Cassidy was downbeat of his chances of qualifying strongly when speaking to media ahead on Friday after the opening practice session, but ended up securing fourth on […]

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Yuhi Sekiguchi held off former Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi to win a treacherous Super Formula race at the Okayama Circuit on Sunday. With rain hitting the former Pacific Grand Prix venue as expected on Sunday afternoon, the start was delayed by an hour and race itself was shortened to 70 minutes. However, the rain […]

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Nick Cassidy celebrated his 24th birthday on Sunday with the best present possible – taking the lead in Japan’s Super Formula series with a third place at the 52 laps Motegi race. The Aucklander now leads both the country’s major championships after finishing second in the Fuji 500 miles a fortnight ago in the Super […]

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