Harrison Newey will make his Super Formula debut with B-Max Racing this year after testing for the squad at Suzuka during the last rookie test session. Newey and DTM front-runner Lucas Auer will form an all-international line-up at B-Max, which recently linked a technical tie-up with Motopark.

This year will mark the debut of Super Formula’s new SF19, which is touted to be both faster and safer than its predecessor featuring the introduction of the halo device. The B-Max team will also have the competitive 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo engine supplied by Honda.When asked about the Super Formula series Newey explained,  “I am hugely exited to be competing in Super Formula this year with B-Max and cannot wait to get started. The cars are extremely impressive being the fastest car outside of Formula 1. This is going to prove a step up for me in both my driving and physical endurance. I can’t wait for the challenge and will be completely immersing myself in the team as well as Japanese life by living in Tokyo. I have to say a massive thank you to both the B-Max Racing Team and Honda for giving me this amazing opportunity”

Super Formula is Asia’s premier single seater racing series, and a proven gateway to Formula 1. Having seen in 2015 and 2016 respectively, both Stoffel Vandoorne and Pierre Gasly graduating from the series straight into F1. B-Max and the German based Motopark team have formed a technical partnership where by much of the 2019 squad will be a Japanese, German hybrid, merging their joint vast experience together. This paired with using a Honda car, who proved victorious in the 2018 Championship. The 2019 season will consist of 7 races spread out across Japan.

Suzuka                20-21 April
Autopolis            18-19 May
Sugo                    22-23 June
Fuji                      13-14 July
Motegi                 17-18 August
Okayama            28-29 September
Suzuka                26-27 October

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