Super Formula plans even faster new car for 2019

According to Autosport.com The organizers of Japan’s Super Formula series plan to introduce a new car for 2019 that should be faster than the current car. The current Dallara SF14 has been around for 4 seasons currently in its 4th season. In autosport.com extensive speed-comparison survey of February Superformula was only 2nd to Formula 1 in the survey. Superformula placing ahead of Indycar, Formula2/GP2 and LMP1. The Dallara SF14 is already in some serious company right no.

autosport.com reports that the  promoter JRP is currently discussing plans for a new SF19 – which could be an advancement by Dallara of the SF14 – with participating teams, and that the project will go ahead subject to their approval The exact season in which the car will race is currently unknown.The president of JRP  Akira Kurashita told Autosport: “It’s possible that we may release the SF19 in 2019.”Just as we have a very good car with the SF14, we plan to use the SF19 to make the series even better and make it more interesting.””It’s not set in stone that the car will be released then, but that’s what we’re planning on now – we would like to build up the Super Formula brand and grow it to make it more popular.”

Superformula has a issue with its lack of overtaking a similar problem in many open wheel series.The existing Yokohama compound tyres are viewed by some as too durable drivers where setting there fastest laps at the end of the race.With the same set of tyres they began the race on. Yokohama may be asked to make a second compound tyre one which delivers faster lap times but degrades much faster. Superformula is most likely going to stick with push-to-pass system similar to Indycar.

Shiro Matsunaga of Le Mans Company, the country’s Dallara importer, told Autosport.com: “We are considering DRS, but some say this makes overtaking too easy.”