Aguri Suzuki

Aguri Suzuki (Japanese铃木 亜 久 里, Aguri Suzuki, born September 8, 1960 in Tokyo) is a former Japanese racing driver. He ran between 1988 and 1995 in Formula 1 until May 6, 2008 Suzuki led his own F1 team under his name.

Racing career

Suzuki began his career in 1972 as a kart driver. In 1978, Suzuki won the Japanese Kart Championship. Only a year later he made ​​his debut in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship. Besides, he drove in karting in 1981 and won again the championship. In 1983 he drove a Toyota Hayashi in the F3 series and finished it on the second place. The Japanese rose in touring car racing, where it was a Nissan. The Japanese title he won in 1986; In the same year Suzuki went into the Japanese Formula 2 and participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Formula 1

1988 Suzuki managed thanks to Japanese sponsors the rise in the Formula 1 and made ​​his debut at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. For the 1989 season, he signed with the German Zakspeed team before he moved to Larrousse a year later. At the Japanese Grand Prix 1990, he achieved the best result of his F1 career, when he finished in third place. In 1991 he ran again for Larrousse, and then changed for the seasons 1992 and 1993 to Footwork / Arrows. In 1994, he was initially able to get hold of no cockpit, but was used in the course of the year from Jordan team as a replacement for the Northern Irishman Eddie Irvine. 1995 Suzuki came under at Ligier, has had to his place there, however, share with the British Martin Brundle. The two drivers were used alternately next to the Frenchman Olivier Panis. After the Grand Prix of Japan at the end of the season, Suzuki decided due to a serious accident to the withdrawal from Formula 1

Le Mans results

Team owner

In 2003, Suzuki along with Adrian Fernandez Super Aguri Fernandez Racing team and thus increased in the IndyCar Series.

Until 6 May 2008, he was team leader of the Super Aguri F1 team, with which he started in Formula 1 since the 2006 season, and the Autobacs Racing Team Aguri in 2007 with a Honda NSX GT -500 title in the Japanese Super GT Championship won. On 6 May 2008, the Super Aguri F1 team disbanded due to lack of liquidity.