Autopolis – Makino finally wins in Super Formula, first podium for Iwasa

After 39 attempts and 6 seasons of waiting, Tadasuke Makino won his first race in Super Formula this Sunday, at Autopolis, ahead of Ayumu Iwasa.

Published on 19/05/2024 à 09:37

Dorian Grangier

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Autopolis – Makino finally wins in Super Formula, first podium for Iwasa

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  • Patience paid off for Tadasuke Makino! The 26-year-old Japanese won at Autopolis, the second round of the 2024 Super Formula season. The Docomo Team Dandelion Racing driver scored his first victory in the Japanese championship at the end of his 39th race, having scored six podiums during his six seasons in Super Formula, without ever winning. It’s now done!
  • Tadasuke Makino, who started on the front row of the grid, immediately took control of the race ahead of polesitter Ayumu Iwasa and never let go of the lead, even after his pit stop! Thanks to this victory, the Japanese is now co-leader of the championship with 23 points, tied with double champion of the discipline Tomoki Nojiri, only 9th at Autopolis.
  • For only his second race in Super Formula, Ayumu Iwasa scored his first podium by finishing 2nd with Team Mugen. The protégé of the clan Red Bull, author of pole, climbs to third place in the championship, two points behind the leaders. The podium of the Autopolis round is completed by Sho Tsuboi.
  • Replacement for Théo Pourchaire at Team Impul for this second round of the season, Ben Barnicoat showed solid performances, he who had no longer ridden in car (in official competition) since 2020. The Briton, the only non-Japanese driver on the grid, finished 13th… with the best lap in the race!
  • Next Super Formula meeting: June 22 and 23, on the Sportsland SUGO circuit.

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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