Pierre Gasly has been denied the chance to win the Super Formula title after the season finale at Suzuka was cancelled on Saturday due to a typhoon.

Red Bull junior Gasly was forced to give up the chance to appear in this weekend's Formula 1 race at the Circuit of The Americas with Toro Rosso in order to fight for the Super Formula title, entering the double-header finale at Suzuka half a point back from Hiroaki Ishiura.

Heavy rain marred Friday's practice running before similar conditions in qualifying caused a number of drivers, including Gasly, to spin off-track.

Andre Lotterer and Jann Mardenborough had been due to line up on pole for race one and two respectively at Suzuka, only for Super Formula officials to issue a statement confirming the meeting had been cancelled due to expected bad weather due to a typhoon.

"The 16th JAF Grand Prix final race of the 7th round of the All Japan Super Formula Formula Championship was canceled as it is expected to be a stormy typhoon," a statement from JAF reads.

"As a result, 2017 series drivers' champion Hiroaki Ishiura won the second championship since 2015."

Ishiura ended the season half a point clear of Gasly, while Felix Rosenqvist finished his rookie campaign in Japan third in the standings ahead of Yuhi Sekiguchi and Kazuki Nakajima.

 

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