Japanese Super Formula: Andre Lotterer wins at Sugo
Audi’s factory driver Andre Lotterer had a very good weekend in Japan – he scored the victory in the penultimate round of the Japanese Super Formula at Sportsland Sugo. In the sixth of seven races of the season, the three-time Le Mans winner, who is driving for Petronas Team Tom’s, started from pole position and after 68 laps on the 3.704-kilometer track, he won with more than 20 seconds advantage ahead of Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen). Following his victory in the opening race at Suzuka, this marked his second win in the fiercely competitive Japanese single-seater racing series this season.
Tomoki Nojiri finished third, ahead of Lotterer’s team-mate Kazuki Nakajima and current leader in the championship standings Hiroaki Ishiura. 19 drivers competed at Sugo, in the race which gave the championship title to Petronas Team Tom’s. Drivers’ championship will be decided at the last race, scheduled for November 7/8 at Suzuka. Hiroaki Ishiura has 45 points, six more than Kazuki Nakajima. Winner gets 10 points and one point is a reward for pole-position.