Ezequiel Montero has successfully defended his crown after victory in Suzuka. The Argentinian keeps dominating the league and has now made it 5 wins in a row for a total of 12 victories in 2018. With 122 points over his nearest rival, Cory Mackey, Montero has all but secured the title with four rounds to go.
The Japanese Grand Prix gave us a lower than expected turn-out but it didn't lack any thrilling battles nonetheless. Montero won the race by just 6 seconds over Acosta who seems to have rediscovered his form with only a handful of races to go. Mackey finished in third after a couple of race incidents hindered his race. Haynie, Cardozo, and Walcott all finished within a second of each other for 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively with the Bermudan driver being handed a 5-second penalty for a collision with Aron Gimenez early in the race. Darren Fisher was finally back to scoring points with a 7th place finish. Deuce Michaels returned from his race-ban in Sochi and was able to take 4 points after finishing in 8th. Dave Carney and Jeff Oppenheim rounded up the point scoring positions.
Next up, the North-American doubleheader with the United States Grand Prix in Austin and then the Mexican Grand Prix from the Circuito Hermanos Rodriguez.
The constructors' championship is yet to be decided though. Renault holds a commanding lead over Ferrari (96 points) but we have seen already how quickly this can disappear after the Italian team saw themselves comfortably ahead and then in second place in a matter of two races.
Stay tuned for the SRHF1 2018 United States Grand Prix on October 18th!