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Helmet of Satoru Nakajima

Flag of Japan Satoru Nakajima

nationality Japanese age 65 years old born February 23, 1953 hometown Okazaki, Aichi

Racing highlights

19861stFormula 2 Japan
19851stFormula 2 Japan
19841stFormula 2 Japan
19821stFormula 2 Japan
19811stFormula 2 Japan
19812ndJAF Formula Pacific Series
19803rdFormula 2 Japan
19802ndFormula Pacific Japan
19783rdFormula 2 Japan
19773rdFormula 2 Japan
19773rdFormula 2000 Japan
19771stJapan FJ1300

Racing career summary

Races entered197
Wins26
Podiums64
Pole positions31
Fastest laps16
Race win percentage13.2%
Podium percentage32.5%

Driver relations

Father of Kazuki Nakajima.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Satoru Nakajima.

Satoru Nakajima vs. Takuma Sato

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1999KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1993Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1991Racing16 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing15 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing13 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1988Racing14 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing16 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing18 races1 win6 podiums5 pole position4 fastest race laps
1985Racing15 races5 wins11 podiums6 pole position3 fastest race laps
1984Racing12 races4 wins7 podiums7 pole position3 fastest race laps
1983Racing8 races2 wins3 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1982Racing11 races4 wins6 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1981Racing15 races4 wins12 podiums5 pole position1 fastest race lap
1980Racing12 races4 wins7 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
1979Racing8 races1 win2 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
1978Racing9 races1 win6 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1977Racing15 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Satoru Nakajima

1999 Motegi Kart Championship - Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
0
KartEngineTyres
CRG

1993 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
15th2Tyrrell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tyrrell 020 - Honda

1990 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
15th3Tyrrell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tyrrell 018, 019 - Ford

1989 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
21st3Camel Team Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 101 (Judd)

1988 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
16th1Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 100T - Honda

1987 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
12th7Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 99T - Honda

1986 Formula 3000 International

PositionPointsTeam
10th7Ralt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT20 (Honda)

1986 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
1st92Heroes Racing With Nakajima
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
81654
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 86J (Mugen Honda)

1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
70th2Toyota Team Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota 86C

1986 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tom's 86C (Toyota)

1985 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
1st115Heroes Racing With Nakajima
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
85863
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85J (Mugen Honda)

1985 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
56th6Toyota Team Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota 85C

1985 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th34Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tom's 85C (Toyota)

1984 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
1st107Heroes Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
84663
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 842 (Mugen Honda)

1984 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Toyota Team Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota 84C

1984 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th12Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tom's 83C (Toyota)
Toyota Celica Gr.5
Tom's 84C (Toyota)

1983 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
4th65Harada Racing Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
82320
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 822 (Mugen Honda)
March 832 (Mugen Honda)

1982 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
13th6JPS Team Ikuzawa
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 812 (Honda)

1982 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
1st80 John Player Special Team Ikuzawa
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
64501
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March (Honda)

1981 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0i&i Racing Development
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 81A (Toyota 2T-G)

1981 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
1st79i&i Racing Development
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
52501
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 812 (Honda RA261E)
Ralt RT2 (Honda RA261E)

1981 JAF Formula Pacific Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd89I & I Racing Development
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9275?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B40 (Toyota 2T-G)
March 81A (Toyota 2T-G)

1980 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
3rd59i&i Racing Development
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
52311
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 792 (BMW)

1980 Formula Pacific Japan

PositionPointsTeam
2nd57I & I Racing Development
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7242?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B40 (Toyota 2T-G)

1979 XXVI Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
5th0 Satoru Nakajima
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B39 (Toyota 2T-G)

1979 Formula Pacific Japan

PositionPointsTeam
11th15Satoru Nakajima
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B40 (Nissan LZ14)

1979 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
7th28i&i Racing Development
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 792 (BMW)

1978 Formula 3 Britain BARC

PositionPointsTeam
0Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nova 513 (Toyota)

1978 Formula 3 Britain BRDC Vandervell

PositionPointsTeam
0Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nova 513 (Toyota)

1978 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
3rd67Heroes Racing Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61611
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nova 532P (BMW M12/7)
Martini Mk 22 (Renault CHB1)

1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Capri Mk I

1977 Japan FJ1300

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nova 513 (Honda)

1977 Formula 2000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
3rd52Heroes Racing Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nova 522 (BMW)

1977 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
3rd52
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nova 522 (BMW M12/7)
Nova 512B (BMW M12/7)
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