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Shinji Nakano

Shinji Nakano, 1997. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

Shinji Nakano, 1997. Copyright Peter Scholz (http://racing-slz.magix.net), 2016. Used with Permission.

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Born:

01 Apr 1971
Osaka

Nationality:

Japan

Grands Prix:

33 (1997-1998)

Indy 500s:

1 (2003)

Raced in Champ Cars after losing his Formula 1 drive but went back to Japan, initially racing in GT's and Touring Cars. Had a spell out of the sport, but came back and raced in sportscars in Europe and Japan. In 2011, he was in the Le Mans Series, and in 2012, moved into the World Endurance Championship, and was still there in 2014. After another brief barren spell without a drive, Shinji has been racing in the Asian Le Mans Series. Shinji is the son of Tsuneharu Nakano who raced in Japanese Formula 3 in the 1970's and 1980's.

Biography last updated 19 Dec 2015