Tadasuke Makino

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Tadasuke Makino
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, Autodromo Nazionale Monza (31075389108).jpg
NationalityJapan Japanese
Born (1997-06-28) 28 June 1997 (age 25)
Osaka, Japan
Super GT career
Debut season2016
Current teamTeam Kunimitsu
Car number1
Former teamsDrago Corse, Nakajima Racing
Starts31
Wins2
Podiums8
Poles1
Fastest laps0
Best finish1st in 2020
Previous series
2018
2017
2016
2015
FIA Formula 2 Championship
FIA European F3
All-Japan F3 Championship
F4 Japanese Championship
Championship titles
2020Super GT

Tadasuke Makino (牧野 任祐, Makino Tadasuke, born 28 June 1997) is a Japanese racing driver.[1] He has competed in a range of motorsport disciplines, including Super GT and European Formula 3. In 2018, Makino joined the FIA Formula 2 Championship with the series' defending champions Russian Time.[2] Currently, Makino is in Japan, competing in Super Formula and Super GT.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Makino started his motorsport career in karting in 2007 and remained active there until 2013. In 2014 he made the switch to formula racing, where he entered the JAF Japanese Formula 4 Championship. He won one race there.

Formula 4[edit]

In 2015, Makino made the move to Japan's new official Formula 4 Championship, and raced for the Rn-sports team. He won four of the championship's first five races at the Okayama International Circuit and Fuji Speedway (both two wins) straight away, but then had to wait until the final race weekend at Twin Ring Motegi to add two more wins to his name. At the end of the season, he finished second with 192 points, just three points fewer than eventual champion Sho Tsuboi.

Formula 3[edit]

In 2016, Makino made his Formula 3 debut in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship as a driver from Honda's training program. In this he raced for the TODA Racing team. He took four podiums and was fifth in the championship with 41 points. At the end of the season, he competed in three races of the Super GT for Drago Modulo Honda Racing, taking one podium finish alongside Hideki Mutoh at the Chang International Circuit. He also drove for Toda Racing in the Grand Prix of Macau, in which he finished fourteenth.

In 2017 Makino continued to drive in Formula 3, but made the switch to the European Formula 3 Championship as a driver for Hitech GP. He had a difficult start to the season, scoring only twice in the first half of the year before breaking his wrist and finger in an accident with Harrison Newey at the Norisring. Despite his injury, he only missed the race weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. After his return, he regularly finished in the top 10 with a podium finish at the Red Bull Ring as the highlight. In the end, he finished fifteenth in the final standings with 57 points.

Formula 2[edit]

In 2018 Makino made his Formula 2 debut with the Russian Time team. He scored points regularly until he surprisingly won the feature race at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in the second half of the season thanks to good strategy. He finished thirteenth in the standings with 48 points.

Super Formula[edit]

In 2019 Makino returned to Japan to participate in the Super Formula for the team Nakajima Racing. In the end of 2020, Makino suffered from meningitis and thus skipped the Super Formula finale, where he was replaced by Hiroki Otsu. For the 2021 season, Makino moved from Nakajima Racing to Dandelion Racing. But he did not enter the first two rounds, due to still being in healing phase, which meant Ukyo Sasahara covered for him in those races. Makino returned at the third round in Autopolis.

Karting record[edit]

Karting career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Position
2011 Rotax Max Euro Challenge — Junior Intrepid Force Rotax 31st
Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals — Junior 29th
WSK Final CupKF3 Tony Kart Racing Team 14th
2012 Rotax International Open — Senior 33rd
IAME International Final — X30 Senior 18th
Rotax Max Euro Challenge — Senior 19th
CIK-FIA Asia Pacific Championship — KF2 25th
2013 Florida Winter Tour — Rotax Senior 5th
CIK-FIA Asia Pacific Championship — KF 19th

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2015 F4 Japanese Championship Rn-sports 14 6 4 3 11 192 2nd
2016 Japanese Formula 3 Championship Toda Racing 17 0 1 0 4 41 5th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th
Super GT - GT300 Cars Tokai Dream28 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Super GT Drago Modulo Honda Racing 3 0 0 0 1 15 16th
2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Hitech GP 27 0 0 0 1 57 15th
Macau Grand Prix Motopark 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Russian Time 24 1 0 0 1 48 13th
2019 Super GT Modulo Nakajima Racing 8 0 0 0 1 23.5 12th
Super Formula TCS Nakajima Racing 7 0 1 0 0 6 16th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Honda Team Motul 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2020 Super GT Team Kunimitsu 8 1 0 0 3 69 1st
Super Formula TCS Nakajima Racing 6 0 0 0 1 20 12th
2021 Super GT Team Kunimitsu 7 1 1 0 2 57 4th
Super Formula Docomo Team Dandelion Racing 5 0 0 0 1 24 9th
2022 Super Formula Docomo Team Dandelion Racing 6 0 0 0 1 36 5th*
Super GT Team Kunimitsu 4 0 0 0 1 23 5th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Japanese Formula 3 Championship 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 Pos Points
2016 Toda Racing SUZ1
1

8
SUZ1
2

6
FUJ1
1

6
FUJ1
2

6
OKA1
1

Ret
OKA1
1

2
SUZ2
1

4
SUZ2
2

6
FUJ2
1

3
FUJ2
2

5
MOT
1

2
MOT
2

5
OKA2
1

5
OKA2
2

3
SUG
1

4
SUG
2

9
SUG
3

7
5th 41

Complete Super GT results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2016 Cars Tokai Dream28 Lotus Evora MC GT300 OKA FUJ SUG FUJ SUZ
Ret
NC 0
Drago Modulo Honda Racing Honda NSX Concept-GT GT500 CHA
2
MOT
12
MOT
15
16th 15
2019 Modulo Nakajima Racing Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA
10
FUJ
10
SUZ
11
CHA
10
FUJ
10
AUT
7
SUG
2
MOT
12
12th 23.5
2020 Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX-GT GT500 FUJ
6
FUJ
5
SUZ
2
MOT
5
FUJ
5
SUZ
Ret
MOT
3
FUJ
1
1st 69
2021 Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA FUJ
4
MOT
1
SUZ
4
SUG
2
AUT
6
MOT
12
FUJ
14
4th 57
2022 Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA
2
FUJ
5‡
SUZ
9
FUJ
8
SUZ
SUG
AUT
MOT
5th* 23*

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed. * Season still in progress.

Complete Macau Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Team Car Qualifying Quali Race Main race
2016 Japan Toda Racing Dallara F312 22nd 19th 14th
2017 Germany Motopark Dallara F317 12th 17th 9th

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2017 Hitech GP Mercedes SIL
1

11
SIL
2

19
SIL
3

15
MNZ
1

12
MNZ
2

14
MNZ
3

13
PAU
1

13
PAU
2

12
PAU
3

7
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

17
HUN
3

17
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

14
NOR
3

Ret
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

15
ZAN
3

16
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

4
NÜR
3

19
RBR
1

5
RBR
2

17
RBR
3

3
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

9
HOC
3

11
15th 57

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2018 Russian Time BHR
FEA

19
BHR
SPR

17
BAK
FEA

9
BAK
SPR

9
CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

14†
MON
SPR

Ret
LEC
FEA

8
LEC
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

7
RBR
SPR

6
SIL
FEA

12
SIL
SPR

11
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

12
SPA
FEA

12
SPA
SPR

11
MNZ
FEA

1
MNZ
SPR

14
SOC
FEA

10
SOC
SPR

11
YMC
FEA

9
YMC
SPR

Ret
13th 48

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Super Formula 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 DC Points
2019 TCS Nakajima Racing SUZ
Ret
AUT
4
SUG
14
FUJ
10
MOT
Ret
OKA
17
SUZ
13
16th 6
2020 TCS Nakajima Racing MOT
9
OKA
Ret
SUG
7
AUT
3
SUZ
Ret
SUZ
8
FUJ 12th 20
2021 Docomo Team Dandelion Racing FUJ SUZ AUT
14
SUG
5
MOT
7
MOT
3
SUZ
10
9th 24
2022 Docomo Team Dandelion Racing FUJ
6
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
3
AUT
6
SUG
4
FUJ
5
MOT
MOT
SUZ
SUZ
5th* 36*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tadasuke Makino". DriverDB. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ Allen, Peter (9 February 2018). "Honda protege Tadasuke Makino steps up to F2 with Russian Time". formulascout.com. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by Super GT
GT500 Champion

2020
With: Naoki Yamamoto
Succeeded by