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Naoki Hattori

Naoki Hattori. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Naoki Hattori. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

13 Jun 1966
Tokyo

Nationality:

Japan

Grands Prix:

0 (1991)

F3000 starts:

2 (1995)

Moved up to Champ Car, after a few years in Indy Lights, with Walker Racing in 1999, but a broken leg blunted his chances. Now racing in Japan, albeit very rarely, mainly in special events, as he works more in journalism, especially internet blogging and also as a television presenter these days. He also formerly ran a team in single-seaters. Hattori was a multiple race winner in Japanese F3000/Formula Nippon and also won the 1991 Spa 24 Hours as well as winning the 1990 Japanese F3 title and the the 1996 Japanese Touring Car title, so his brief F1 career -where he was given a drive in a slow, underfunded car with no practice - doesn't really reflect his ability.

Biography last updated 19 Dec 2015