Adrian Sutil

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Adrian Sutil
Adrian Sutil.jpg
Born (1983-01-11) 11 January 1983 (age 31)
Starnberg, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality  German
2014 team Sauber-Ferrari
2014 car # 99
Races 118 (118 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 124
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First race 2007 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2014 British Grand Prix
2013 position 13th (29 pts)

Adrian Sutil (German pronunciation: [ˈadɾjan zuˈtil]; born 11 January 1983 in Starnberg, West Germany) is a German racing driver currently driving for Sauber in Formula One.

Sutil started karting at the age of 14 and moved into single seater racing in 2002 in the Swiss Formula Ford series where he won the title. He moved up into Formula Masters Austria and started 1 race before stepping into Formula BMW ADAC in 2003. Sutil then raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries where he was the runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in 2005. He went to Japan in 2006 to race in the All-Japan Formula Three Championship and also finished 3rd in the Macau Grand Prix.

Having been involved in the Midland F1 test team, Sutil was promoted to a race seat for the new Spyker F1 team in 2007. Sutil continued to race with the team under their new guise Force India in 2008 where he remained until 2011. He made his return to the sport in 2013 again with Force India before being dropped after a single season. He will compete the 2014 season with Sauber.

Biography[edit]

Sutil is the son of professional musicians Monika, a German, and Jorge, a Uruguayan.[1] He has two brothers, named Daniel and Raphael. He weighs 165 pounds (75 kilograms) and is 6 feet (183 centimeters) tall. A talented pianist,[2] Sutil started karting at 14 before moving up to Swiss Formula Ford 1800 in 2002. He won all ten rounds of the season from pole and added five wins in the Formula Masters Austria championship.[1] Sutil speaks fluent German, English, and Spanish and a little Italian. He is friends with fellow German driver Nico Rosberg.

Formula BMW and Formula Three[edit]

When Sutil moved up to the Formula BMW ADAC championship in 2003 he finished in sixth place in the series, but with no wins. The following season he stepped up to the Formula 3 Euroseries with Colin Kolles' team. Although he scored only twice, the connection he made with Kolles would prove useful in the future. He moved to the ASM team at the final round of the year.[1]

Sutil stayed with ASM for 2005 and was joined by British driver Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton won more races than Sutil, but the German was runner-up to Hamilton and the Briton's only serious competitor in the championship and at the Marlboro Masters of Formula Three at Zandvoort.[1]

Sutil missed the last two rounds of the 2005 Euroseries after joining A1 Team Germany for the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series. He raced for them at three events in Portugal, Australia and Dubai, his best result being two twelfth places.[1]

He spent 2006 racing in Japan and won the All-Japan Formula Three Championship. He showed a very strong performance all season. He also finished third in the Macau Formula Three Grand Prix and made a one-off appearance in Japanese Super GT.[1]

Formula One[edit]

Midland (2006)[edit]

Sutil testing for Midland F1 Racing in February 2006

That year also saw Sutil enter Formula One. In January, he was confirmed as one of the three test drivers for the new Midland F1 Racing team, along with Markus Winkelhock and Giorgio Mondini. This came thanks to his connections with Colin Kolles, who was then running the team.

Sutil appeared for the team as the third driver at the European, French and Japanese Grands Prix. By the time of his third appearance, the outfit had been bought by Spyker Cars. At the end of the year, he was promoted to second driver for the 2007 season, having been signed on a multi-year contract by the Spyker MF1 Team.[3] In an interview with the Official Formula One website, Sutil's first 2007 teammate, Christijan Albers, commented that "Adrian is a good driver and he will be quick this year, but as a driver you should always be pushing to the limits without thinking what the guy in the car next to you is doing. But Adrian will be a good team-mate and it looks as though he's going to be a big talent [for the future]".[4]

Spyker (2007)[edit]

Sutil driving a Spyker F8-VII at the 2007 French Grand Prix

During 2007, Sutil out-qualified and out-raced his team-mate Albers at all Grands Prix before the Dutchman was replaced by Sutil's countryman Markus Winkelhock, test driver for the team up until that time at the European Grand Prix. Sutil out-qualified Winkelhock, although the latter went on to lead the race and restart after a sudden downpour. Winkelhock resumed his third driver role for the following grand prix at Hungary when Japanese driver Sakon Yamamoto took over the second team seat. Sutil out-performed Yamamoto in the race, passing Honda drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button.

In the Hungarian Grand Prix, Sutil was the first Spyker driver in 2007 to beat another running classified finisher, Honda's Rubens Barrichello.[5]

For the Turkish Grand Prix, a B-spec car was expected for the Spyker team but it failed a rear crash test and Sutil continued to use the older spec car. After fuel pressure problems, he was forced to start the race from the pits and finished five laps behind. At Monza, despite the introduction of the B-spec Spyker F8-VII and due to the nature of the circuit, the Spykers were largely uncompetitive once again and Sutil finished 19th, again only in front of his team-mate.

Sutil driving for Spyker at the 2007 Belgian Grand Prix

At the Belgian Grand Prix, the strengths of the B-spec car were fully evident with both Sutil and Yamamoto setting competitive times through the three practice sessions culminating in Sutil qualifying only half a second behind 16th placed man Vitantonio Liuzzi. During the race, Sutil passed the Toyota of Jarno Trulli, Hondas of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button as well as the Red Bull's David Coulthard, Toro Rosso's Vitantonio Liuzzi and Williams driver Alexander Wurz. He ran as high as 12th before finishing 14th. He was highly praised for his efforts by both team and media.[6]

Two weeks later in the rain at Fuji Speedway, Japan, it seemed Sutil had narrowly missed an opportunity to score Spyker's first ever point, briefly holding 8th position on the penultimate lap of the high-attrition race after Nick Heidfeld retired his BMW, but was almost immediately passed by fellow backmarker Vitantonio Liuzzi in the Toro Rosso and finished 9th. After the race it was found that Liuzzi had overtaken Sutil under yellow flags, and the 25-second penalty for the Italian promoted Sutil to the final points position. Toro Rosso appealed the decision, but the penalty was upheld.[7]

Sutil driving Spyker F8-VII B at the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix, Spyker's last race

Spyker were not competitive in the final two races of the year, neither of which Sutil finished. He has been praised by many for his performances in the 2007 Formula One Championship. Despite driving the most uncompetitive car of the year, the German rookie impressed by not only dominating all of his teammates in both qualifying and race conditions, but also by challenging other drivers with superior equipment.

Force India (2008–2011, 2013)[edit]

2008[edit]

Sutil driving for Force India at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

Sutil continued with the team in 2008 under its new identity as Force India, after briefly entertaining the possibility of a drive with McLaren or Williams.[8] The first two races of the season ended with mechanical failures.

While running in a very strong fourth position in Monaco with six laps remaining, he was hit in the rear by fifth placed Kimi Räikkönen who lost control of his car while braking for the harbour chicane. A crash a few laps earlier had resulted in the safety car being deployed, with Sutil losing his considerable lead over the Finnish driver. Sutil's car suffered damage to the rear diffuser, and he was forced to retire.[9] Mike Gascoyne called for Räikkönen to be punished over the incident. No punishment, however, was given.[10] However, Sutil had overtaken three cars under yellow flags and according to steward Paul Gutjahr, should he have reached the chequered flag, he would have been given a 25-second penalty which would have dropped him out of the point-scoring positions.[11]

On 17 October Force India announced they would keep Sutil for the 2009 season.[12]

2009[edit]

Sutil and the Force India team started the year with a real optimism of points scoring finshes when the European part of the season started after the first four races.[13] BBC commentator Martin Brundle expressed his personal view that:

"Adrian Sutil will need to be a lot more consistent in 2009 if he is going to establish himself as a bona fide F1 driver. [However,] Sutil can put a good race together and I don't think the Force Indias will necessarily be at the bottom of the timesheets this season."[14]

In Australia, after starting from 16th on the grid, Sutil progressed steadily through the field to finish just outside the points in 9th place. In Malaysia, he qualified 19th and finished 15th when the race was stopped on lap 33 due to torrential rain.

Sutil driving for Force India at the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix

In China, Sutil was running in 6th place with 6 laps remaining when he lost control of his Force India – due to aquaplaning – resulting in him crashing and forcing him to retire.

In Bahrain, Sutil was penalised for blocking Mark Webber during the first qualifying session. He personally walked into Mark's room to apologise for the incident.

In Spain, after running wide at the first corner of the first lap Sutil rejoined the track only to hit the Toyota of Jarno Trulli. The Italian had also run wide and was rejoining the track. This forced both drivers to retire and caused the two Toro Rossos of Sébastien Bourdais and Sébastien Buemi to crash into each other.

In Monaco, Sutil finished 14th and finished 17th in Turkey, after qualifying a career-best of 15th.

In qualifying in Britain, Sutil went off at Abbey corner after brake failure in Q1. Qualifying was red flagged and as a result no one else could post a lap time. This meant that Sutil was to start from 18th on the grid, although the team had hoped that both Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella would get into Q2. Due to the damage caused by the accident he had to start from the pit lane because he needed to use a new car and a new engine, and went on to finish 17th in an uneventful race.

In Germany, Sutil took advantage of the unpredictable conditions in qualifying, and secured his best-ever qualifying position of seventh. In the race, he was lying in second place for a while before his first pit stop. However, a collision with Kimi Räikkönen after coming out of the pit lane meant he had to pit again to replace his front wing. He finished 15th. It was the second time that a collision with Räikkönen cost Sutil the chance to score points, after the previous incident at the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix.

In Hungary, he was forced to retire after just two laps because a water temperature problem caused the engine to overheat, after qualifying 17th.

In Valencia, new aerodynamic upgrades for the VJM02 saw him qualify 12th, and he then raced steadily to finish 10th, demonstrating that the team were at last showing signs of competitiveness, as teammate Fisichella finished 12th behind Heidfeld's BMW Sauber.

In Belgium, he qualified 11th, although the main celebrations in the Force India pit were for teammate Giancarlo Fisichella's excellent pole position. Sutil finished 11th, while Fisichella finished less than a second behind Kimi Räikkönen's race-winning Ferrari.

At the Italian Grand Prix, Sutil took his career best qualifying result of second place and finished fourth in the race behind Räikkönen, despite accidentally overshooting his mechanics during his final pit stop, but they suffered only minor injuries. He also recorded the fastest lap of the race, his first in Formula One and the first fastest lap recorded for Force India.

In Singapore, Sutil was forced to retire after he collided with Nick Heidfeld of BMW Sauber, moving into his path as he recovered from a spin. After the race, Sutil was reprimanded by race stewards and fined $20,000 for causing an avoidable accident.[15]

Sutil during practice for the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix

In Japan, Sutil took his second best career qualifying result of fourth, but was given a 5 grid place penalty along with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Fernando Alonso for not slowing down while yellow flags were waved (due to a crash by Sebastien Buemi, who was also demoted five places for attempting to drive his badly damaged Toro Rosso back to the pits) and started the race from eighth on the grid. Sutil finished 13th.

In the wet qualifying session in Brazil, Sutil qualified third, but retired on lap one following a collision with the Toyota of Jarno Trulli. Out of control on the wet grass outside Turn 5, Trulli hit Sutil, and then slid back onto the track and struck Alonso's Renault, resulting in all three being out of the race. Trulli blamed Sutil for pushing him outside the track at the fifth corner and thus causing the accident, and furiously berated the German at the side of the track in full-view of worldwide TV cameras. This time the stewards took no action against Sutil for the accident, while Trulli was fined $10,000 for his unacceptable behaviour.[16] The matter was not resolved however, as Sutil and Trulli still argued about the accident two weeks later at the driver's press conference for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[17]

In Abu Dhabi, Sutil was unusually off the pace, qualifying only 18th on the grid. Although he overtook several cars during the race, a poor pit strategy resulted in Sutil finishing the race at the back of the field, scrapping with Fisichella (who had joined Ferrari) and Renault's Romain Grosjean. The German eventually finished 17th, 1 lap down but ahead of the Frenchman.

2010[edit]

Sutil during practice for the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix

Sutil was in talks with Force India to renew his contract, and on 27 November 2009, the team announced that the German's contract had been renewed, while test-driver Vitantonio Liuzzi was given a full-time race seat.[18] Sutil qualified tenth for the first two races of the year, but a collision with Robert Kubica in Bahrain and a mechanical failure in Australia meant he was unable to score points in either race. However, Sutil commented that the performances proved that the team could now score points in dry races.[19] This comment was backed up by Sutil's fifth-place finish in the following race in Malaysia. In China he finished 11th. In Spain he finished 7th and in Monaco he finished 8th. Sutil again finished in the points in Turkey with a 9th place. He followed this result with points scoring finishes in the next three rounds in Canada, Europe and Britain.

2011[edit]

Sutil remained with Force India for 2011, and was joined by DTM champion Paul di Resta. In the first three races of the season, Sutil was out-qualified by di Resta. Sutil finished ninth in the Australian Grand Prix, at the expense of the Sauber cars being disqualified from the race, having finished eleventh on the road. In Malaysia, Sutil finished eleventh, just behind di Resta, and in China, he qualified eleventh. In Monaco, he had his best result of the season, finishing seventh. He retired in Canada after hitting a wall, which resulted in damage to his car's suspension. A ninth place finish in Valencia was followed by eleventh at the British Grand Prix, missing out on the final points-scoring position, held by Jaime Alguersuari, by just 0.6 seconds. At his home race, Sutil took a season best finish of sixth place, after implementing a different strategy to some of the drivers around him on the grid, making just two pit stops to the three made by his rivals.

Despite qualifying in the top ten in Hungary, Sutil could only finish 14th, before another points-scoring finish – finishing seventh, after starting 15th on the grid after an accident in qualifying – at the Belgian Grand Prix. He retired at Monza after his car suffered a hydraulics problem, before an eighth place finish in Singapore, holding off a late-race challenge from Felipe Massa. In Japan, Sutil ran inside the top ten placings for much of the race, but finished the race just outside the points in eleventh place, having been passed by Vitaly Petrov and Nico Rosberg in the closing stages of the race. Another eleventh place followed in Korea, before a ninth place finish in the inaugural race in India.[20] At the final race in Brazil, Sutil matched his best finish of the season with sixth place, and as a result, moved into ninth place in the final championship standings.[21]

Shanghai nightclub incident and assault conviction[edit]

On the evening following the April 2011 Chinese Grand Prix, Sutil was involved in an incident with Genii Capital CEO and owner of the Lotus F1 team Eric Lux in a nightclub in Shanghai. Sutil broke a champagne glass and attacked Lux with it, cutting him in the neck.

On 16 May 2011, Lux's lawyers announced that he would file a criminal complaint for physical assault and grievous bodily harm against Sutil.[22] Sutil apologised for the incident, which he described as "unintentional."[23]

Force India owner Vijay Mallya refused to take action against Sutil until the case proceeded further, [24] but, on 16 December 2011, Force India announced they had opted not to renew Sutil's contract and would field reserve driver Nico Hülkenberg, alongside di Resta, for the 2012 campaign.[25][26]

On 13 January 2012, German prosecutors announced that Sutil would stand trial over the incident, charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.[27] Sutil was convicted of the charge on 31 January 2012, and received an 18-month suspended prison sentence, along with a 200,000 fine [28] that was to be donated to charities "of the court's choosing."[25]

Racing driver Lewis Hamilton, among Sutil's friends at the time, was also present in the nightclub that night. He was named as a defense witness by Sutil's side, but Hamilton did not show up at court because, as Hamilton stated, he had to be present at the launch of his team's car.[29] He stated he could attend a retrial as he would not be occupied on the scheduled day, should a retrial take place. As a result, the friendship of the two race drivers ended,[29] with Sutil branding Hamilton a "coward."[30]

Sutil initially had planned on appealing his conviction[30] but eventually decided not to.[31]

He remained without a seat throughout 2012.[32]

2013[edit]

On 28 February 2013, Force India announced that Sutil would return to the team to complete their driver lineup alongside Paul Di Resta.[33] He finished seventh at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, impressing on his comeback by leading for a number of laps throughout the race.[34]

In Malaysia, he retired from the race following problems with a new captive wheel nut system that the team had introduced at the beginning of the season.[35]

He also retired from the Chinese Grand Prix after being hit by Gutiérrez.

Sauber (2014)[edit]

It was announced on 13 December 2013 that Sutil will join Sauber for 2014.[36] For the first six races of the 2014 season Sutil struggled with a car which lacked pace and he also made a number of mistakes which lost him possible points finishes.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2002 Swiss Formula Ford 1800 SSPT Racing 12 12 12  ? 12  ? 1st
2003 Formula BMW ADAC HBR Motorsport 20 0 2 1 3 86 6th
2004 Formula 3 Euro Series Team Kolles
ASM Formule 3
20 0 2 0 0 9 17th
Masters of Formula 3 Team Kolles 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 20th
2005 Formula 3 Euro Series ASM Formule 3 18 2 1 3 11 94 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Germany 6 0 0 0 0 38 15th
2006 All-Japan Formula 3 TOM'S 18 5 3 5 12 212 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Super GT Toyota Team TOM'S 1 0 0 0 0 6 26th
Formula One Midland F1 Racing Test driver
2007 Formula One Etihad Aldar Spyker F1 Team 17 0 0 0 0 1 19th
2008 Formula One Force India Formula One Team 18 0 0 0 0 0 20th
2009 Formula One Force India Formula One Team 17 0 0 1 0 5 17th
2010 Formula One Force India Formula One Team 19 0 0 0 0 47 11th
2011 Formula One Force India Formula One Team 19 0 0 0 0 42 9th
2013 Formula One Sahara Force India Formula One Team 19 0 0 0 0 29 13th
2014 Formula One Sauber F1 Team 9 0 0 0 0 0* 17th*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula Three Euroseries results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2004 Team Kolles Dallara F303/012 HWA-Mercedes HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

22
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

13
ADR
1

4
ADR
1

7
PAU
1

11
PAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
1

11
MAG
1

13
MAG
2

11
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

11
ZAN
1

15
ZAN
2

15
BRN
1

15
BRN
2

17
17th 9
ASM Formule 3 Dallara F303/014 HWA-Mercedes HOC
3

20
HOC
4

Ret
2005 ASM Formule 3 Dallara F305/059 Mercedes HOC
1

2
HOC
2

20
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

2
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

2
MON
1

2
MON
2

Ret
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

3
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

2
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

3
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

11
LAU
1

4
LAU
2

2
HOC
3

HOC
4

2nd 94

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 Germany GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR

12
POR
FEA

Ret
AUS
SPR

Ret
AUS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
UAE
SPR

Ret
UAE
FEA

12
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
15th 38

Complete All-Japan Formula Three results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2006 TOM'S Dallara Toyota FUJ
1

1
FUJ
2

4
SUZ
1

5
SUZ
2

3
MOT
1

3
MOT
2

1
OKA
1

1
OKA
2

1
SUZ
3

3
SUZ
4

3
AUT
1

6
AUT
2

3
FUJ
3

Ret
FUJ
4

1
SUG
1

3
SUG
2

2
MOT
3

Ret
MOT
4

Ret
1st 212

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2006 MF1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 2.4 V8 BHR
MAL
AUS
SMR
EUR
TD
ESP
MON
GBR
CAN
USA
FRA
TD
GER
HUN
TUR
ITA
 – -
Spyker MF1 Racing CHN
JPN
TD
BRA
2007 Etihad Aldar Spyker F1 Team Spyker F8-VII Ferrari 056H 2.4 V8 AUS
17
MAL
Ret
BHR
15
ESP
13
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
14
FRA
17
GBR
Ret
EUR
Ret
HUN
17
TUR
21†
19th 1
Spyker F8-VIIB ITA
19
BEL
14
JPN
8
CHN
Ret
BRA
Ret
2008 Force India F1 Team Force India VJM01 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BHR
19
ESP
Ret
TUR
16
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
19
GBR
Ret
GER
15
HUN
Ret
EUR
Ret
BEL
13
ITA
19
SIN
Ret
JPN
Ret
CHN
Ret
BRA
16
20th 0
2009 Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 AUS
9
MAL
17
CHN
17†
BHR
16
ESP
Ret
MON
14
TUR
17
GBR
17
GER
15
HUN
Ret
EUR
10
BEL
11
ITA
4
SIN
Ret
JPN
13
BRA
Ret
ABU
17
17th 5
2010 Force India F1 Team Force India VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 BHR
12
AUS
Ret
MAL
5
CHN
11
ESP
7
MON
8
TUR
9
CAN
10
EUR
6
GBR
8
GER
17
HUN
Ret
BEL
5
ITA
16
SIN
9
JPN
Ret
KOR
Ret
BRA
12
ABU
13
11th 47
2011 Force India F1 Team Force India VJM04 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 AUS
9
MAL
11
CHN
15
TUR
13
ESP
13
MON
7
CAN
Ret
EUR
9
GBR
11
GER
6
HUN
14
BEL
7
ITA
Ret
SIN
8
JPN
11
KOR
11
IND
9
ABU
8
BRA
6
9th 42
2013 Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z 2.4 V8 AUS
7
MAL
Ret
CHN
Ret
BHR
13
ESP
13
MON
5
CAN
10
GBR
7
GER
13
HUN
Ret
BEL
9
ITA
16†
SIN
10
KOR
20†
JPN
14
IND
9
ABU
10
USA
Ret
BRA
13
13th 29
2014 Sauber F1 Team Sauber C33 Ferrari 059/3 1.6 V6 t AUS
11
MAL
Ret
BHR
Ret
CHN
Ret
ESP
17
MON
Ret
CAN
13
AUT
13
GBR
13
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
RUS
USA
BRA
ABU
17th* 0*

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed >90% of the race distance.
* Season in progress.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
João Paulo de Oliveira
All-Japan Formula Three Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Kazuya Oshima