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Синдзи Накано

Nakano, Shinji

Синдзи Накано / Nakano, Shinji

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

01.04.1971

Осака

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

33

Старты:

33

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Лучший финиш:

6

Лучший старт:

12

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Круги:

1493

лидирования:

Километры:

7045.41

лидирования:

Очки:

2

за один сезон:

2

подряд:

Ф1: 1997-1998

Синдзи Накано / Nakano, Shinji - 1997-1998

CART: 2000-2002

IRL: 2003

Год

Команда

Шасси

1997Prost Grand Prix Gauloises BlondesProst JS45
Prost JS45
1998Minardi TeamMinardi M198
Minardi M198

Shinji began karting at the age of 13 way back in 1984 and spent a successful five years in this discipline until switching to Japanese Formula 3 in 1989. He then took the brave decision to chance his arm in the Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries for two seasons in 1990-91, but endured a thin time of it and returned to Japan for 1992 to race for Satoru Nakajima in both F3000 and Formula 3.

This over-ambitious schedule proved to be his undoing, and he decided to concentrate solely on Formula 3 in 1993 in a bid to restart his now flagging career. Helped greatly by Mugen Honda boss Hirotoshita Honda, he moved back up to the All-Japan F3000 championship the following year and gradually worked his way to the front end of the grid.

His connections were crucial in his placement in the Prost team for 1997 where at first he was all at sea. Certainly Alain Prost gave little time to his number two driver and was pushing hard to drop him from the team, but in the end Mr Honda stood firm and his prot?g? was safe. Accepting the situation, Alain then spent some time helping Shinji to come to terms with Formula 1, with the result that his performances improved no end in the second half of the season.

For 1998 Nakano was found a seat at Minardi and did a tidy job under difficult circumstances, but not unnaturally nothing in the way of startling results was achieved.

A few days' testing for the Jordan team was the only action that Nakano could find in 1999, but he has struck a deal to race in CART in 2000, driving a Honda-powered car for Walker Racing.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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