JAF Formula Pacific Series Race
Tsukuba, 14 Oct 1979
|1||Satoru Nakajima||Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#5 (???) Racing (???) (see note 1)
|2||Takao Wada||March 79B - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha (see note 2)
|3||Haruhito Yanagida||Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 3)
|4||Kenji Takahashi||Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
|5||Masatomo Shimizu||March 782 - Nissan LZ14
#33 Central 20 Racing Team
|6||Masahiro Hasemi||Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14
#11 (???) Racing Team (see note 4)
|7||Yasuo Ishimura||Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#14 (???) Racing Team
|R||Minoru Saotome||Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14
#26 Tomei Jidousha
|R||Takeshi Iida||Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14
#18 Falcon Racing Team
|R||Keiichi Suzuki||Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.
|1||Satoru Nakajima||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14||0.54.0|
|2||Takao Wada||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14||0.54.0|
|3||Masahiro Hasemi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14||0.54.0|
|4||Haruhito Yanagida||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14||0.55.0|
|5||Keiichi Suzuki||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart||0.56.0|
|6||Takeshi Iida||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14||0.56.0|
|7||Minoru Saotome||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14||0.56.0|
|8||Kenji Takahashi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei||0.57.0|
|9||Masatomo Shimizu||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14||0.58.0|
|10||Yasuo Ishimura||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon||1.01.0|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B40 (Satoru Nakajima): Kazuyoshi Hoshino raced a Chevron B40 with Nissan LZ14 engine in four rounds of the 1979 JAF Formula Pacific series, winning two of them, and at the Macau Grand Prix in November that year.
- March 79B (Takao Wada): Takao Wada drove a March 79B in Japanese Formula Pacific in 1979, entered by Tomei Jidousha. The car replaced a Falcon 78A that Wada had raced earlier in the season, and both cars were fitted with Nissan LZ14 engines. Wada retained the 79B for the early part of 1980, and then swapped to a Hayashi 80P. Kenji Takahashi then raced a 79B for Tomei Jidousha for the remainer of the 1980 season, so it is likely that this was the ex-Wada car. Raced again by Takahashi in 1981 and in 1982. Later in 1982, Akira Hagiwara raced a 79B entered by Tomei Jidousha and this is assumed to be the same car. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B40 (Haruhito Yanagida): The Central 20 Racing Team ran a Chevron B40 with Nissan LZ14 engine in the 1979 Japanese Formula Pacific series for Haruhito Yanagida. The same team ran the B40-Nissan again for Fumio Muto in 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B40 [40-77-09] (Masahiro Hasemi): Shown in Chevron records as sold to Le Mans Co in Japan with a Nissan engine. This must be the car run by Kojima Engineering for Masahiro Hasemi in Formula Pacific specification with Nissan LZ14 engines in late 1977. Retained by Hasemi for the Formula Pacific series in 1978 and 1979. Used again for a couple of races at the beginning of 1980, when Hasemi was struggling to develop his new March 802, and then raced by Kazuyoshi Hoshino in one race at the end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.
Japanese race results have been provided by Michael Ferner. His main sources have been the "Japan Automobile Federation" website (www.jaf.or.jp) and Tooru Kitajima's "Formula Nippon Data Center" (http://isweb34.infoseek.co.jp/motor/fndc/).