The 2021 disappointment fuelling a Super Formula title hopeful
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The 2021 disappointment fuelling a Super Formula title hopeful

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Having won the Super GT title for the TOM'S Toyota squad last year, Sho Tsuboi endured a miserable Super Formula campaign alongside it - managing just six points all year. But after going back to basics with the Inging team over the off-season, Tsuboi looks revitalised in his pursuit of Japan's top single-seater crown

“I’m so glad I don’t drive in Super Formula anymore,” says one alumnus of Japan’s top single-seater championship. “I spent so much time trying to work out how to go fast in that car and I just couldn’t figure it out. It was so, so frustrating.”

There are several Super Formula racers who could have sympathised with that driver last year. Three-time series champion Naoki Yamamoto, Kenta Yamashita and Sho Tsuboi were among those to inexplicably struggle in 2021, with their woes made even more baffling by the fact that all three were competitive in Japan’s other top series, Super GT.

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