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Kazuki Nakajima (born 11th January 1985 in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan) is a Japanese Super GT driver who competed in the series from 2005, 2011 until present.

Career overview[]

2005: Début[]

In 2005, he debuted for the Super GT for the APR Racing team, partnering with Minoru Tanaka.

2006-2009: Formula One[]

He did not entered in 2006, because he was testing a Formula One car as well. Instead, from 2007 to 2009, he raced in Formula One for the Williams team.

2010: Début in Formula Nippon[]

In 2010, hired for the Stefan GP team, the new team was not in the entry list, and then he returned back to Japan to race at Formula Nippon.

2011-present: Return to Super GT[]

He returned back to Super GT in 2011 for the TOM'S team, partnering along with André Lotterer. He is still racing for Super GT and Formula Nippon, and also in the World Endurance Championship.

2011[]

2012[]

After the German driver André Lotterer left Super GT, Team TOM'S signed Frenchman Loïc Duval to race for the team.

In the first round of the season, the team was performing very good, but was overtaken several times by the Nismo team and the Keihin Real Racing team. They finished 5th in the race.

Before the second round held at Fuji, Frenchman Loïc Duval had to miss the race, due to that he will race for the Audi Sport Team Joest team for the WEC, held at Spa-Francorchamps. He was replaced by Richard Lyons for the second round, until the 3rd round and onwards.

In the third round of the season, the team did not finished in the points. They finished 13th in the race, but when Nakajima was approaching the 4th corner, the Nissan driven by Yanagida and Quintarelli suffered a tyre blowout and hit Nakajima.

In the fourth round of the season, being in the 5th grid, the team performed very good during the Super Lap. At the start of the race, when the accident with Nismo driver Motoyama and Team Impul driver Oliveira occured at the first corner, Nakajima pulled up to 3rd on the grid. In Lap 23, MOLA Racing driver Masataka Yanagida overtook both Team KRAFT driver Andrea Caldarelli and Nakajima, pulling him up to 2nd. After a pitstop with a driver change, and in Lap 31, Duval in No.36 overtook Caldarelli in No.35, pulling him up to 3rd. In Lap 37, at the final corner, Ito in No.6 was going for a pitstop, but suddenly Duval in No.36 overtook Quintarelli in No.1, pulling him up to the lead. But in the final lap, the victory was instead given to Team LeMans drivers Daisuke Ito and Kazuya Oshima, so they finished 2nd in the race.

In the fifth round of the season, the race was plagued by crashes, accidents, tyre blowouts and engine troubles. The team retired rom the race after 9 laps driven due to a tyre bloeouw, pulling then out of the race.

In the sixth round of the season, the team performed really well in the race, but was unable to score a podium.

They did not finished in the points during the seventh round held at Autopolis. But in the final round held at Motegi, they finished 8th.

In the Fuji Sprint Cup, at the second day of the event, Nakajima was chosen to be the driver for the race. In the start of the race, Tachikawa in No.38 got a perfect start, overtaking Nakajima. But in Lap 13, with only 9 laps to go, Nakajima was holding the lead, defending Tachikawa to overtake him. In Lap 15, Tachikawa tried to overtake Nakajima in the Hairpin corner, but fails, holding Nakajima in the lead. In Lap 17, at the final corner, Tachikawa overtook Nakajima, putting Tachikawa in the lead. But in Lap 18, Nakajima tried to take the whole lead, but fails and got off-track. He finished 2nd in the race.

2013[]

2014[]

Kazuki Nakajima will be set to miss the second and the third round, being replaced by Team TOM'S reserve driver Ryo Hirakawa.

Complete results[]

Year Team Car Class Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Rd.4 Rd.5 Rd.6 Rd.7 Rd.8 Position Points Report
2011 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
4th
FSW
4th
SEP
6th
SUG
9th
SUZ
6th
FSW
Ret
AUT
4th
TRM
8th
8th 39 Report
2012 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
5th
FSW
4th
SEP
13th
SUG
2nd
SUZ
Ret
FSW
4th
AUT
15th
TRM
8th
7th 40 Report
2013 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
12th
FSW
1st
SEP
11th
SUG
10th
SUZ
3rd
FSW
12th
AUT
1st
TRM
5th
3rd 60 Report
2014 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Lexus RC-F GT GT500 OKA
13th
FSW
MIS
AUT
MIS
SUG FSW SUZ BUR TRM 13th* 0* Report

Complete JAF Grand Prix results[]

Year Race Position
2011 #2 7th
2012 #2 2nd
2013 #2 2nd

Notes[]

V T E Team TOM'S
Founder
Masanori Sekiya
Notable Personnel
Masanori Sekiya
Former Notable Personnel
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2014 Drivers
Japan Kazuki Nakajima • United Kingdom James Rossiter (#36)
Japan Daisuke Ito • Italy Andrea Caldarelli (#37)
Japan Ryo Hirakawa (#36 & #37)
Former Drivers
France Loïc Duval (2012) • Germany André Lotterer (2006-2011) • Japan Juichi Wakisaka (2006-2010) • Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya (2001-2005) • Japan Tatsuya Kataoka (2005) • Japan Sakon Yamamoto (2005) • Japan Takuya Kurosawa (1999, 2001-2003) • Japan Shinichi Yamaji (1999-2001) • Japan Masanori Sekiya (1995-2000) • Japan Toshio Suzuki (1997-2000) • France Pierre-Henri Raphanel (1999-2000) • Japan Seiji Ara (2000) • Japan Ukyo Katayama (1999) • Germany Michael Krumm (1995,1997)
Champions
de la Rosa / Krumm (1997) • Wakisaka / Lotterer (2006, 2009)
Season Reports
2013
Full results
V T E 2014 Lexus Teams (GT500)
Teams
#6: Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS (Japan Oshima / Japan Kunimoto) (B)
#19: Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh (Japan Wakisaka / Japan Sekiguchi)(Y)
#36: Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S (Japan Nakajima / United Kingdom Rossiter) (B)
#37: Lexus Team KeePer TOM'S (Japan Ito / Italy Caldarelli) (B)
#38: Lexus Team ZENT CERUMO (Japan Tachikawa / Japan Hirate) (B)
#39: Lexus Team SARD (United Kingdom Jarvis / Japan Ishiura) (B)
V · T · E Teams and Drivers
2011 Teams and Drivers
Teams Weider Honda Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • MOLA Racing • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Kogure / Duval • 6 Ito / Oshima • 8 Mutoh / Kobayashi • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 19 Kataoka / Ara • 23 Motoyama / Tréluyer • 24 Yasuda / Wirdheim • 32 Michigami / Nakayama • 35 Wakisaka / Couto • 36 Lotterer / Nakajima • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Ishiura / Iguchi • 100 Izawa / Yamamoto
Other Drivers
2012 Teams and Drivers
Teams MOLA Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Yanagida / Quintarelli • 6 Ito / Oshima • 8 Firman / Kobayashi • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Kogure / van Dam • 19 Ara / Couto • 23 Motoyama / Krumm • 24 Yasuda / Wirdheim • 32 Michigami / Nakayama • 35 Kunimoto / Caldarelli • 36 Nakajima / Duval • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Wakisaka / Ishiura • 100 Izawa / Yamamoto
Other Drivers
2013 Teams and Drivers
Teams MOLA Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Motoyama / Sekiguchi • 6 Oshima / Kunimoto • 8 Firman / Matsuura • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Yamamoto / Makowiecki • 19 Ara / Couto • 23 Yanagida / Quintarelli • 24 Yasuda / Krumm • 32 Michigami / Nakajima • 36 Nakajima / Rossiter • 37 Ito / Caldarelli • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Wakisaka / Ishiura • 100 Izawa / Kogure
Other Drivers Iguchi • Ordóñez • Nakaya • Kato • Nakayama • van Dam
2014 Teams and Drivers
Teams Lexus Team ZENT CERUMO • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Tachikawa / Hirate • 6 Oshima / Kunimoto • 8 Matsuura / Liuzzi • 12 Yasuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Yamamoto / Vernay / Makowiecki / Izawa • 19 Wakisaka / Sekiguchi • 23 Matsuda / Quintarelli • 24 Sasaki / Krumm • 32 Nakajima / Baguette • 36 Nakajima / Hirakawa / Rossiter • 37 Ito / Caldarelli • 39 Jarvis / Ishiura • 46 Yanagida / Motoyama • 100 Kogure / Mutoh
Drivers (GT300) Nakayama / Nojiri • 2 Takahashi / Katoh • 3 Hoshino / Ordóñez • 4 Taniguchi / Kataoka • 5 Tamanaka / Yamashita / Naoya Yamano|Yamano]] • 7 Müller / Ara • 9 Shirasaka / Sakamoto / Couto • 10 Ueda / Yamauchi • 11 Hiranaka / Wirdheim • 13 TBA / TBA • 21 Lyons / Fujii • 22 Wada / Tsuchiya / T. Tanaka / Jyonai • 30 Iwasaki / Kageyama • 31 Nitta / Saga • 33 Tsuzuki / Bergmeister / Mineo • 48 Takamori / M. Tanaka • 50 Kano / Yasuoka • 55 Takagi / Kobayashi • 60 Iida / Yoshimoto • 61 Sasaki / Iguchi • 65 Kurosawa / Mineo / Tsubasa Kurosawa • 67 Yokomizo / Mitsuyama • 86 Yamanishi / Hosokawa • 88 Orido / Aoki • 360 Tanaka / Yoshida
Other Drivers Tsubasa Kurosawa • Nanin Indra-Payoong • Ryuki Fujita • Yuya Sakamoto • Taiyo Iida • Ryo Hirakawa • Augusto Farfus Jr. • Christopher Haase • Tojiro Azuma • Yuichi Nakayama • Jörg Bergmeister • Shinya Sato • Kazuki Hiramine • Wolfgang Reip
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