Super Formula could use dropped scores in 2020

Jamie Klein
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Japan’s premier single-seater series is bracing for seven of its 20 regular drivers to be absent for the first round of the delayed 2020 season at the end of this month as a result of measures taken by Japan amid the global coronavirus crisis.

The three Toyota drivers taking part in the Spa round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, Kamui Kobayashi, Kazuki Nakajima and Kenta Yamashita, will not be able to serve their mandatory 14-day quarantine before the Motegi race on August 29-30.

Additionally, Juri Vips, Tatiana Calderon, Sergio Sette Camara and Charles Milesi are all currently in Europe and are set to fall foul of Japan’s immigration rules barring entry for foreign travellers from over 140 countries, although Vips is attempting to travel to Japan anyway.

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