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Kazuki Nakajima

Kazuki Nakajima Kazuki Nakajima
Team Williams
Nationality Japanese
Podiums 0
Points 9
Grand Prix entered 36
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 6 (x1)
Highest grid position 5 (x1)
Date of Birth 11/01/1985
Place of Birth Aichi
Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, 25 July 2009


Overwhelmingly outpaced by team mate Nico Rosberg, as points prove elusive for the entire season. Although an element of bad luck masks some strong drives, he is replaced by the British team for the 2010 season by reserve Nico Hulkenberg.

Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Williams 
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Japanese Grand Prix, Practice Day, Fuji Speedway, Japan, Friday, 10 October 2008


A quietly confident first full season in a less than competitive car. Scores five times, comparing favourably with star team mate Nico Rosberg, despite failing to match the German in qualifying. Retained by Williams for 2009.

Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Williams Toyota FW29 Formula One Testing, Day One, Monza, Italy, 28 August 2007. World © Patching/Sutton


Combines Williams testing duties with a drive in the GP2 series. Scores six podiums and ends the season fifth in the championship and rookie of the year. Promoted to a Williams race seat for the Brazilian round, and retains the drive for 2008.

Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Williams Test Driver. Formula One Testing, Day Three, Jerez, Spain, 8 December 2006. World © Hartley/Sutton.


Competes in the Formula Three Euro Series, scoring one win to finish the season in seventh. Named Williams tester in November, becoming the first driver from Toyota's Development Programme to graduate to Formula One racing.

Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Signal Media Toms. 52nd Macau Grand Prix, Guia Circuit, Macau, China, 17-20 November 2005. World © Capilitan/Sutton


A second season in Japanese Formula Three sees him finish runner-up behind Brazilian Joao Paulo Lima de Oliveira. Simultaneously enters several GT races in Japan.

Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Toms. Bahrain F3 Superprix, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, 6-10 December 2004. World © Capilitan/Sutton


Finishes fifth in the Japanese Formula Three series after enjoying two race victories and four podiums.

Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Aisa Racing Team. Asian Formula Renault Challenge, Circuito de Guia, Macau, 13 November 2003. World © McNeil/Sutton


As a member of the Toyota Young Driver programme, competes in the Formula Toyota series. Wins the championship.


01 Jenson Button 95
02 Sebastian Vettel 84
03 Rubens Barrichello 77
04 Mark Webber 69.5
05 Lewis Hamilton 49
06 Kimi Räikkönen 48
07 Nico Rosberg 34.5
08 Jarno Trulli 32.5
09 Fernando Alonso 26
10 Timo Glock 24
11 Felipe Massa 22
12 Heikki Kovalainen 22
13 Nick Heidfeld 19
14 Robert Kubica 17
15 Giancarlo Fisichella 8
16 Sebastien Buemi 6
17 Adrian Sutil 5
18 Kamui Kobayashi 3
19 Sebastien Bourdais 2
20 Kazuki Nakajima 0
21 Nelsinho Piquet 0
22 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
23 Romain Grosjean 0
24 Jaime Alguersuari 0
25 Luca Badoer 0