Super Formula, formerly known as Formula Nippon, is a type of formula racing and the top level of single-seater racing in Japan.
Formula Nippon evolved from the Japanese Formula 2000 series begun in 1973 by way of the Japanese Formula Two and Japanese Formula 3000 championships. For the most part, the Japanese racing series have closely followed their European counterparts in terms of technical regulations, but there have been some important exceptions.
The first appearance of Super Formula vehicles in the Gran Turismo series is in Gran Turismo Sport.
Vehicles in Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo Sport
Event Races in Gran Turismo
- Super Formula Championships (GT Sport)
- Prior to the addition of the Super Formula cars in the series, Polyphony Digital designed the livery of the arting-Impul team in 2006 (when the series was named Formula Nippon); the car carries "Concept by Gran Turismo" logo as a result.
- Due to the delayed start of the 2020 Super Formula season as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese Automobile Federation (the sanctioning body for the series) held a virtual race featuring Super Formula cars and racers (including series legends) on May 17, 2020; the event aired live first on Japanese pay TV channel J Sports and later streamed on tape delay on Super Formula and The Race (official English broadcaster) YouTube channels on May 22. According to Kazunori Yamauchi, the event is organized in a Sport Mode-style system.