Shinji Nakano  Japan

  • Full name Shinji Nakano
  • Birth date April 1, 1971
  • Birthplace Osaka, Japan
  • Current age 43 years 203 days
  • Height 1.71 m
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Teams Minardi, Prost
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1997 Prost 17 17 0 0 8 6 0 0 12 0 0 2 19
1998 Minardi 16 16 0 0 10 7 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
Total 33 33 0 0 18 6 0 0 12 0 0 2
Race Circuit Date
First race Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 9, 1997 Race results
Last race Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka November 1, 1998 Race results
Profile

Raced in British Formula Vauxhall in 1990 before moving to Japanese Formula 3000 in 1992, peaking with sixth place overall in 1996. Family connections helped him secure backing from Mugen to land a Formula One ride with Prost in 1997, and he scored a pair of sixth places before moving to Minardi. A spell in Indy Cars followed, but with little success.

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

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