Typhoon cancelled Super Formula finale, Hiroaki Ishiura is a champion
Hiroaki Ishiura is the 2017 Japanese Super Formula champion. The 36-year-old driver of the #2 P.mu/cerumo Inging Toyota takes his second Super Formula title in a career following a cancellation of championship’s finale at Suzuka Circuit.
Two qualifying sessions were held on the track on Saturday under wet conditions, with Jann Mardenborough and Andre Lotterer securing pole positions for two races on Sunday. But, after heavy showers already caused changes in a timetable, the officials cancelled the races because a typhoon is set to hit the track on Sunday.
So, the championship is declared over after seven of predicted nine races, with Ishiura taking the championship title with a half of the point advantage over Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly, who skipped this weekend’s Formula 1 US Grand Prix to try winning a championship in Japan. Felix Rosenqvist finished third in the points.
Ishiura’s team P.mu/cerumo Inging also takes the teams’ championship title, beating Gasly’s Team Mugen by four points.