Gallery: Super Formula presses on with Fuji test

Even though Japan's premier single-seater series has not been totally spared the COVID-19-induced disruption seen in other championships across the world, Super Formula opted to hold what was originally supposed to be its second pre-season test on schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday under clear skies.

Despite previous indications to the contrary, fans were permitted to watch the action, but were denied access to the paddock, while extra precautions were taken to minimise any health risks for the drivers, teams and other personnel present.

Impul driver Ryo Hirakawa set the fastest lap across the two-day test, his time of 1m20.677s in his #20 Toyota-powered SF19 putting him ahead of a bunch of Honda runners.

A second two-day test at Suzuka, which had been postponed from its original date in early March, is due to take place next week on April 3-4.

Currently, the season is due to commence at Autopolis in mid-May, but there are growing doubts in the paddock as to whether the race will be able to go ahead on schedule.

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Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN

Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Nirei Fukuzumi(DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING)

Nirei Fukuzumi(DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING) Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Tomoki Nojiri, TEAM MUGEN

Tomoki Nojiri, TEAM MUGEN Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Sho Tsuboi, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING

Sho Tsuboi, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Tadasuke Makino, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Tadasuke Makino, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Yokohama Tyre

Yokohama Tyre Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Yuji Kunimoto, carrozzeria Team KCMG

Yuji Kunimoto, carrozzeria Team KCMG Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Kazuya Oshima, Rookie Racing

Kazuya Oshima, Rookie Racing Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Kazuki Nakajima, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S

Kazuki Nakajima, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Nirei Fukuzumi, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING

Nirei Fukuzumi, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING

Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING

Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Kenta Yamashita, KONDO RACING

Kenta Yamashita, KONDO RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Naoki Yamamoto, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING

Naoki Yamamoto, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Nick Cassidy, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S

Nick Cassidy, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN

Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Hiroaki Ishiura, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING

Hiroaki Ishiura, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Yuhi Sekiguchi, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Yuhi Sekiguchi, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Nirei Fukuzumi, Dandelion

Nirei Fukuzumi, Dandelion Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Charles Milesi, B-MAX Racing with motopark

Charles Milesi, B-MAX Racing with motopark Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio