Yuichi Nakayama
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Yuichi Nakayama
Yuichi Nakayama
NationalityJapan Japanese
Born (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 (age 30)
Tokyo, Japan
Super Formula career
Debut season2014
Current teamKond? Racing
Car number4
Former teamsKCMG, Team LeMans
Starts33
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Best finish16th in 2015
Previous series
2011-13
2010
2008-10
All-Japan Formula Three
Formula BMW Pacific
Formula Challenge Japan
Championship titles
2013
2010
All-Japan Formula Three
Formula Challenge Japan

Yuichi Nakayama (?, Nakayama Yuichi, born 25 July 1991) is a Japanese racing driver, best known for winning the 2013 All-Japan Formula Three Championship.

Career

Karting

Born in Tokyo, Nakayama began his racing career in karting at the age of six and raced in various local championships, progressing to the KF2 category in 2007, finishing 7th in the Asia-Pacific Championship.[1]

Early career

In 2008, Nakayama graduated to single-seaters into the Formula Challenge Japan mono-series. He finished thirteenth in the series standings, without scoring a podium.[2] He stayed in the series for another season, progressing to fourth position in the standings, collecting six podiums.[3]

He stayed in the series for a third successive season in 2010. He dominated the whole season and won ten from twelve races, finishing every race in the podium positions and finally took the championship title. He also contested the final rounds in Formula BMW Pacific, joining the Asia Racing Team.[4]

All-Japan Formula Three

In 2011, Nakayama stepped up to the National class of the All-Japan Formula Three Championship with the TOM'S Spirit team.[5] He finished third, taking three class wins.[6]

In 2012 he switched to the series' Championship class, joining the main TOM'S team. He finished as runner-up to Ry? Hirakawa, winning races at Motegi, Sugo and Fuji.[7] During the season he also appeared in the Macau Grand Prix, finishing 21st.[8]

He continued his collaboration with TOM'S in 2013.[9] This time he dominated the championship, finishing each of the 13 races he contested - 11 wins and a pair of runner-up placings - on the podium, clinching the championship title before the final round of the season, that he was forced to miss.[10] He also repeated his effort to win the Macau Grand Prix trophy with TOM'S.[11]

Super Formula

Nakayama made his début in Super Formula in 2014 with KCMG.[12] He finished in eighteenth position in the championship standings, without scoring a point. Despite this, the team decided to retain him for the 2015 season.[13]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula Challenge Japan 16 0 0 0 0 32 13th
2009 Formula Challenge Japan 14 0 0 2 6 41 4th
2010 Formula Challenge Japan 12 10 12 9 12 135 1st
Formula BMW Pacific Asia Racing Team 3 0 0 1 0 0 NC+
2011 All-Japan Formula Three National Class TOM'S Spirit 14 3 1 2 9 83 3rd
2012 All-Japan Formula Three Petronas Team TOM'S 15 6 4 7 9 103 2nd
Macau Grand Prix Formula Three 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 21st
2013 All-Japan Formula Three Petronas Team TOM'S 13 11 11 11 13 146 1st
Macau Grand Prix Formula Three 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
Super GT apr 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 Super Formula KCMG 9 0 0 1 0 0 18th
Super GT apr 1 0 0 0 1 18 18th
2015 Super Formula KCMG 8 0 0 0 0 1.5 16th
Super GT apr 8 2 2 0 3 69 3rd
2016 Super Formula KCMG 9 0 0 0 0 0 18th
Super GT apr 8 2 1 0 2 60 2nd
2017 Super GT LM Corsa 8 1 0 0 3 61 3rd
2018 Super GT K-Tunes Racing LM Corsa 8 2 1 0 2 45 6th
Super Formula carrozzeria Team KCMG 1 0 0 0 0 0 21st
2019 Super GT Lexus Team SARD 8 1 0 0 1 44 5th
Super Formula UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans 2 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2020 Super GT TGR Team SARD 8 1 0 0 1 42 9th
Super Formula carrozzeria Team KCMG 2 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2021 Super GT TGR Team SARD 1 0 0 0 0 8 4th*
Super Formula Kond? Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 19th*

+ - As Nakayama was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

Complete Super Formula results

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2014 KCMG SUZ
Ret
FUJ1
13
FUJ2
16
FUJ
10
MOT
Ret
AUT
16
SUG
13
SUZ1
Ret
SUZ2
18
18th 0
2015 KCMG SUZ
13
OKA
Ret
FUJ
15
MOT
16
AUT
19
SUG
10
SUZ
Ret
SUZ
6
16th 1.5
2016 KCMG SUZ
13
OKA
10
FUJ
9
MOT
15
OKA
17
OKA
13
SUG
Ret
SUZ
14
SUZ
11
18th 0
2018 carrozzeria Team KCMG SUZ AUT SUG FUJ MOT
13
OKA SUZ 21st 0
2019 UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans SUZ AUT SUG FUJ MOT OKA
15
SUZ
16
22nd 0
2020 carrozzeria Team KCMG MOT OKA
11
SUG AUT
18
SUZ SUZ FUJ 22nd 0
2021 Kond? Racing FUJ
14
SUZ
14
AUT
SUG
MOT
OKA
SUZ
19th* 0*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Super GT results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2013 apr Toyota Prius GT300 OKA
FUJ
SEP
SUG
SUZ
15
FUJ
FUJ
AUT
MOT
NC 0
2014 apr Toyota Prius GT300 OKA
FUJ
AUT
SUG
FUJ
SUZ
2
CHA
MOT
18th 18
2015 apr Toyota Prius GT300 OKA
1
FUJ
4
CHA
9
FUJ
9
SUZ
10
SUG
2
AUT
13
MOT
1
3rd 69
2016 apr Toyota Prius GT300 OKA
12
FUJ
20
SUG
1
FUJ
25
SUZ
2
CHA
5
MOT
24
MOT
2
2nd 60
2017 LM Corsa Lexus RC F GT3 GT300 OKA
8
FUJ
1
AUT
6
SUG
13
FUJ
9
SUZ
6
CHA
1
MOT
6
3rd 61
2018 K-Tunes Racing LM Corsa Lexus RC F GT3 GT300 OKA
14
FUJ
14
SUZ
1
CHA
10
FUJ
10
AUT
14
SUG
1
MOT
10
6th 45
2019 Lexus Team SARD Lexus LC 500 GT500 OKA
11
FUJ
4
SUZ
5
CHA
5
FUJ
Ret
AUT
1
SUG
7
MOT
11
5th 44
2020 Toyota Gazoo Racing Team SARD Toyota GR Supra GT500 FUJ
5
FUJ
6
SUZ
5
MOT
9
FUJ
1
SUZ
11
MOT
8
FUJ
14
9th 42
2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Team SARD Toyota GR Supra GT500 OKA
4
FUJ
SUZ
MOT
SUG
AUT
MOT
FUJ
4th* 8*

* Season still in progress.

References

  1. ^ "Asia-Pacific Championship -- KF2 2007". drivedb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Formula Challenge Japan 2008". Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Formula Challenge Japan 2009". Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Formula BMW Pacific 2010". DriverDB.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ ? [Travel round the opening possession]. All-Japan Formula Three Championship (in Japanese). Japanese Formula 3 Association. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "2011 Japanese Formula 3 Championship -- National Class". driverdb.coim. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Japanese Formula 3 Championship -- Championship class 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix Provisional Entry List". macau.grandprix.gov.mo. Macau Grand Prix. 13 February 2015. Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "TMC Outlines Motor-sports Activities for 2013". Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyota Motor Corporation. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (13 February 2015). "Roundup: Magnussen confirms title with Catalunya double". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Star River?Windsor Arch Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix". Macau Grand Prix. Macau Grand Prix Committee. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "KCMG announces Yuichi Nakayama for Super Formula 2014". BAM Motorsport Promotions. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "KCMG CONFIRMS YUICHI NAKAYAMA FOR SUPER FORMULA SEAT IN 2015". KCMG. KC Motorgroup Ltd. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 2015.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kazuki Miura
Formula Challenge Japan
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Takamoto Katsuta
Preceded by
Ryo Hirakawa
All-Japan Formula Three Championship
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Nobuharu Matsushita


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