Satoru Nakajima  Japan

  • Full name Satoru Nakajima
  • Birth date February 23, 1953
  • Birthplace Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
  • Current age 61 years 300 days
  • Relation Son - K Nakajima
  • Teams Team Lotus, Tyrrell
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1987 Team Lotus 16 16 0 0 10 4 0 0 11 0 0 7 12
1988 Team Lotus 16 14 0 0 8 6 0 0 6 0 0 1 16
1989 Team Lotus 16 13 0 0 5 4 0 0 12 1 0 3 21
1990 Tyrrell 16 15 0 0 5 6 0 0 9 0 0 3 15
1991 Tyrrell 16 16 0 0 7 5 0 0 10 0 0 2 15
Total 80 74 0 0 35 4 0 0 6 1 0 16
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Jacarepaguá April 12, 1987 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 3, 1991 Race results
Profile

Japan's first regular grand prix driver, Satoru was Honda's representative on the grid in the late 1980s. After a glittering career in Japan, he moved up to Formula One and was made Ayrton Senna's team-mate at Lotus in 1987, when the team first ran Honda engines.

Miles off Senna's pace, Satoru ran much closer to Nelson Piquet in the team in 1988, and in '89 matched his best Formula One result, coming fourth in the torrential rains of Adelaide. Satoru raced for Tyrrell for the next two seasons, before bowing out at the end of 1991 to run teams in both Japanese Formula 3000 (Formula Nippon) and Formula Three.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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October 22, 1989

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