2021 Super Formula Lights Autopolis Round
Date: May 13-16, 2021
Driver: Ren Sato
Team: TODA RACING
Round7 Qualifying P1 – Race P9
Round8 Qualifying P1 – Race P9
Round9 Canceled due to rain
Everything went smoothly until Friday, however, the changing weather completely affected our race.
I should have been more cautious realizing the risk of driving in front under such heavy rain. Staying on track was the first priority in a survival race.
Regarding the tire choice on Sunday, we made a wrong decision as a result, considering we were starting from pole position.
There were also some positive improvements since the previous round. Taking a pole position is obviously a big step forward. We already had a pace in long-run, but we needed more speed in an attack-lap. In this round, we found much improvement with my driving as well as the car.
I accept my mistakes sincerely, and keep on trying to improve my skills and mental control as well, using a simulator and physical training.
To my supporters,
I deeply reflect on this round. After finishing the 2 races without any point, I found a lot of things to improve learning through communication with the team.
The next round SUGO is one of my favorite tracks and my team is also pretty competitive there. I will do my best to achieve 3 wins in a row.