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Satoru Nakajima

Satoru Nakajima, 1986, Formula 3000 meeting at Pergusa, Italy. Copyright Giuseppe Franzone, 2010. Used with permission.

Satoru Nakajima, 1986, Formula 3000 meeting at Pergusa, Italy. Copyright Giuseppe Franzone, 2010. Used with permission.

Satoru Nakajima, Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Budapest, 4th August 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Satoru Nakajima, Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Budapest, 4th August 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

23 Feb 1953
Okazaki City, Aichi

Nationality:

Japan

Grands Prix:

74 (1987-1991)

F2 starts:

5 (1982)

F3000 starts:

7 (1986)

Satoru does endorsements and advertising in Japan as well as running a multiple title-winning team in Super Formula and a team in Super GT, something he's been doing since the 1990's. Nakajima is also mentor to his son, Kazuki. Nakajima had a long driving career before appearing in Formula 1 - he won his first Japanese F2 race 9 years before his Grand Prix debut. Satoru still lives on the family farm near Okazaki, and occasionally, when time allows, likes to be involved with the farming.

Biography last updated 28 Jan 2015