Hideki Noda (Japanese野 田 英 树, Noda Hideki, born March 7, 1969 in Osaka Prefecture ) is a Japanese racing driver.
Hideki Noda made an uncharacteristic for a Japanese race car driver racing career. In contrast to almost all his countrymen, who found their way into Formula 1 and went through the junior series in Japan, Noda denied his first race in Europe. In 1989 he drove in the British Vauxhall series and changed 1990 Ralt in the British Formula 3 Championship. In 1991 he celebrated the success at Silverstone, his first victory in this championship.
It was followed by three years in the Formula 3000 without Noda was able to achieve many countable results. Once, the Championship race in Enna in 1994, he was third on the podium. Nevertheless, he received at the end of a commitment to Formula 1, as he denied three races for the team of Gérard Larrousse. Although finish was not possible with the inferior Larrousse LH94, but classified by the experts as slowly Noda surprised with attractive benefits.
A stay in F1 for the 1995 season failed at the task of Simtek, where Noda had signed a pre-contract. Noda joined the Indy Lights series and in 1997 was the first Japanese to win a CART organized by the single-seater racing. He triumphed in the championship round in Portland.
In 1998, Noda returned to Japan and drove for the team from Kazuyoshi Hoshino in Formula Nippon and Japanese GT Championship. After a few races in the Indy Racing League and a commitment to the A- 1 Grand Prix series Noda joined the Le Mans prototypes. For Zytek he joined from 2006 regularly in the Japan Le Mans Challenge to, next he went on some selected rounds of the Le Mans Series. 2008 Noda made its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in open Lola from Kruse Schiller Motorsport.