Daisuke Nakajima

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Daisuke Nakajima
Daisuke Nakajima 2015 Motorsport Japan.jpg
Nakajima in 2015
Nationality Japan Japanese
Born (1989-01-29) January 29, 1989 (age 28)
Okazaki, Japan
Related to Kazuki Nakajima (brother)
Satoru Nakajima (father)
Super Formula career
Debut season 2011
Current team Nakajima Racing
Car no. 31
Starts 47
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 10th in 2015
Previous series
2012-2015
2009-2010
2008
2007
Super GT
British Formula 3
All-Japan Formula Three
Formula Challenge

Daisuke Nakajima (中島 大祐 Nakajima Daisuke?, born January 29, 1989) is a Japanese racing driver; the son of Satoru Nakajima and the younger brother of Kazuki Nakajima, both of whom have driven in Formula One.

Career[edit]

Having started his career in go-karts on the Japanese circuit, Nakajima moved into single-seaters in 2007, competing in the Japanese Formula Challenge series. He finished fifth overall in the championship with four wins, which was won by 2008 Macau Grand Prix winner Keisuke Kunimoto. He graduated into All-Japan Formula Three in 2008, with Toda Racing, finishing ninth overall.[1] Having tested with Räikkönen Robertson Racing over the 2008 offseason, Nakajima joined them for a 2009 campaign in the British Formula 3 Championship.[2] Nakajima finished seventh in the championship standings, with his best result of second coming at Silverstone in August, having started from pole position.[3] He remained with the team for the 2010 season, but failed to improve on his rookie form and returned to Japan for 2011, competing in Formula Nippon with his father's team.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Challenge Japan 18 4 4 2 5 121 5th
2008 All-Japan Formula Three Toda Racing 18 0 0 0 0 54 9th
2009 British Formula 3 Championship Räikkönen Robertson Racing 20 0 1 0 2 95 7th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 19th
2010 British Formula 3 Championship Räikkönen Robertson Racing 30 0 1 0 4 97 11th
2011 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 7 0 0 0 0 2 13th
2012 Super GT Mugen 5 0 0 0 1 12 15th
Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 8 0 0 0 0 0 16th
2013 Super GT Nakajima Racing 8 0 0 0 0 4 15th
Super Formula 7 0 0 0 1 6 12th
2014 Super GT Nakajima Racing 8 0 0 0 1 12 17th
Super Formula 9 0 0 0 0 4 14th
2015 Super GT Nakajima Racing 8 0 0 0 0 4 15th
Super Formula 8 0 0 0 0 7 10th
2016 Super GT Nakajima Racing 8 0 0 0 0 7 18th
Super Formula 8 0 0 0 1 10.5 12th
2017 Super GT Team Mugen 1 0 0 0 0 2 9th*
Super Formula TCS Nakajima Racing 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula Nippon/Super Formula results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2011 Nakajima Racing SUZ
11
AUT
Ret
FUJ
8
MOT
9
SUZ
C
SUG
10
MOT
11
MOT
7
13th 2
2012 Nakajima Racing SUZ
16
MOT
10
AUT
11
FUJ
11
MOT
12
SUG
12
SUZ
10
SUZ
11
16th 0
2013 Nakajima Racing SUZ
16
AUT
Ret
FUJ
11
MOT
10
SUG
7
SUZ
2
SUZ
11
12th 6
2014 Nakajima Racing SUZ
Ret
FUJ
9
FUJ
14
FUJ
9
MOT
16
AUT
12
SUG
5
SUZ
9
SUZ
15
14th 4
2015 Nakajima Racing SUZ
6
OKA
12
FUJ
Ret
MOT
5
AUT
9
SUG
12
SUZ
Ret
SUZ
10
10th 7
2016 Nakajima Racing SUZ
Ret
OKA
7
FUJ
DNS
MOT
10
OKA
6
OKA
12
SUG
2
SUZ
10
SUZ
10
12th 10.5

Complete Super GT results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2012 Team Mugen Honda CR-Z GT300 OKA FUJ SEP SUG
16
SUZ
11
FUJ
3
AUT
10
MOT
11
15th 12
2013 Epson Nakajima Racing Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 OKA
11
FUJ
13
SEP
12
SUG
8
SUZ
13
FUJ
Ret
AUT
10
MOT
11
15th 4
2014 Epson Nakajima Racing Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA
15
FUJ
Ret
AUT
10
SUG
13
FUJ
3
SUZ
12
BUR
Ret
MOT
14
17th 12
2015 Epson Nakajima Racing Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA
Ret
FUJ
12
CHA
11
FUJ
11
SUZ
9
SUG
Ret
AUT
10
MOT
13
15th 4
2016 Epson Nakajima Racing Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA
14
FUJ
10
SUG
12
FUJ
11
SUZ
11
CHA
5
MOT
13
MOT
14
18th 7
2017 Team Mugen Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA
9
FUJ
AUT
SUG
FUJ
SUZ
CHA
MOT
9th* 2*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toda Racing - Racing History". todaracing.com. Toda Racing. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  2. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-02-27). "Double R sign Daisuke Nakajima". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Ben (2009-08-15). "Nakajima takes maiden F3 pole". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 

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