Formula Challenge Japan is a category that resides between F3 and entry-level formula-car racing. It was established in 2006 with the objective of discovering and educating future world-class drivers and to expand the perspective of the Japanese motorsports industry. Entrants under the age of 26 years are prioritized, as education is the key concept of the category. There are 8 rounds and 16 races (2 races per round) per year. Nissan trains four drivers, selected via auditions through the Nissan Driver Development Program (NDDP).
A major premise is to base the competition on driver skill; and for this reason, the cars are all identical. During the season,

drivers also shuffle between cars. Camber, toe, and of course wing angle, changing springs, height adjustment nor attenuation adjustment of dampers is allowed (air pressure in the tyres can be adjusted according to driver preference).

About the points system
Every point counts in Formula Challenge. Winners through 10th place finishers receive 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively. In addition, pole position is awarded 1 point and the recorder of the fastest lap time also gains 1 point.