Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

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Япония
Япония

Сатору Накадзима

Nakajima, Satoru

Сатору Накадзима / Nakajima, Satoru

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

Родился:

23.02.1953

Окадзаки

Сезонов в Ф1:

5

Лет в Ф1:

5

Гран При:

80

Старты:

74*

*не стартовал:

6

Победы:

подряд:

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Первый ряд:

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Быстрые круги:

1

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

4

Лучший старт:

6

Дубли:

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Большие шлемы:

Круги:

3078

лидирования:

Километры:

14452.55

лидирования:

Очки:

16

за один сезон:

7

подряд:

2

Ф1: 1987-1991

Сатору Накадзима / Nakajima, Satoru - 1987-1991

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1982

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1985-1986

Год

Команда

Шасси

1987Camel Team Lotus HondaLotus 99T
Lotus 99T
1988Camel Team Lotus HondaLotus 100T
Lotus 100T
1989Camel Team LotusLotus 101
Lotus 101
1990Tyrrell Racing OrganisationTyrrell 018
Tyrrell 018
Tyrrell 019
Tyrrell 019
1991Braun Tyrrell HondaTyrrell 020
Tyrrell 020

Nakajima was chosen by Honda to represent them on the Grand Prix stage after a glittering career in Japan which saw him win five Formula 2 titles, the last three consecutively between 1984 and '86.

Brought into the Lotus team alongside the brilliant Ayrton Senna, the Japanese driver inevitably appeared in an unfavourable light during his first season, and his number two status continued when Nelson Piquet took over as team leader in 1988-89, but Satoru quietly got on with the job as the fortunes of the Hethel outfit plummeted. His last race for the team was in the wet at Adelaide in 1989, and he astonished everyone as he made a mockery of the conditions to finish fourth and take fastest lap.

With help from long-time sponsors Honda and Epson, Satoru moved to Tyrrell in 1990, gaining the odd point with the nimble Cosworth car. He then endured a disappointing final year in F1, despite having V10 Honda power, and it was with some relief that he bowed out and retired from the sport, his head held high and no longer having to carry the burden of his fanatical countrymen's expectations.

Since his retirement Satoru, a huge name in Japan after his Grand Prix exploits, has earned millions from endorsements and advertising. He has also taken on the role of team owner, running a PIAA-backed Reynard in Formula Nippon, and has been a mentor to his driver, Toranosuke Takagi, Japan's most exciting prospect of the late nineties.

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

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