Kazuki Nakajima

Kazuki Nakajima has TOYOTA and motorsport in his blood, as the son of ex-Formula 1 driver Satoru Nakajima, the man who drove in TOYOTA’s very first Le Mans back in 1985. Kazuki’s single-seater career began, fittingly, at the wheel of a TOYOTA and took him all the way to Formula 1, where he became the first Japanese driver to score points in the Monte Carlo Grand Prix. He has proved his speed and consistency in a range of series and is one of the stars of domestic racing in Japan, as a multiple champion in Super Formula. Kazuki enjoys writing new pages in Japanese motorsport history and set a new milestone in 2014 when he became the first Japanese driver to set the pole position lap at Le Mans. It took him another four year – including some drama – to finally fulfil his biggest dream and take home the overall victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Driver Info
Born 11 January 1985, Okazaki, Japan
Lives Tokyo, Japan
Status Single
Height 1.75m
Weight 62kg
Hobbies Football, sightseeing
Pets
Favourite Food Spanish and Japanese
Favourite Track Fuji, Silverstone
Best Achievement Winning the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours
Career History
  • 2010 - 2019
    • 2018
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): 1st
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      Super GT (TOM’S): 6th (1 win)
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      Super Formula (TOM’S): 6th
    • 2017
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): 8th
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      World Endurance Championship (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): 3rd (5 wins)
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      Super GT (TOM’S): 6th (1 win)
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      Super Formula (TOM’S): 5th (1 win)
    • 2016
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): N/C
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      WEC (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): 8th
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      Super Formula (TOM’S): 6th
    • 2015
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): 8th
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      WEC (TOYOTA Racing) : 7th
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      Super Formula (TOM’S): 2nd.
    • 2014
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): DNF (poleman)
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      WEC (TOYOTA Racing) : 8th
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      Super GT (TOM’S): 5th (2 wins)
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      Super Formula (TOM’S): 1st (2 wins)
    • 2013
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): 4th
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      WEC (TOYOTA Racing): 4th (1 win)
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      Super GT (TOM’S): 3rd (2 wins)
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      Super Formula (TOM’S): 4th (2 wins)
    • 2012
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA Racing): DNF
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      WEC (TOYOTA Racing): 13th (1 win)
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      Formula Nippon (TOM’S): 1st
    • 2011
      Formula Nippon (TOM’S): 2nd
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      Super GT (TOM’S): 7th
  • 2000 - 2009
    • 2009
      Formula 1 (Williams): 20th
    • 2008
      Formula 1 (Williams): 15th
    • 2007
      GP2 Series (DAMS): 6th
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      Formula 1 (Williams): 22nd (one race)
    • 2006
      Formula 3 Euro Series (Manor): 7th
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      Macau Grand Prix (Manor): DNF
    • 2005
      Japanese Formula 3 Championship (TOM’S): 2nd
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      Macau Grand Prix (TOM’S): 5th
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      Super GT (apr): 8th
    • 2004
      Japanese Formula 3 Championship (TOM’S): 5th
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      Macau Grand Prix (TOM’S): 13th
    • 2003
      Esso Formula Toyota: 1st
  • 1990 - 1999
    • 1999
      Suzuka Kart Championship, ICA class: 1st
    • 1998
      Began his career in karts