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Aguri Suzuki (born September 8, 1960) is a retired Japanese Formula One driver who competed in the sport between 1988 and 1995, driving for Larrousse, Zakspeed, Footwork, Jordan and Ligier.

He was the first Japanese driver to finish on a Grand Prix podium, doing so at the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix. Since then, Takuma Sato finished on the podium at the 2004 United States Grand Prix and Kamui Kobayashi at the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix.

Formula One Career[]

He made his Formula One début at the 1988 Japanese Grand Prix, his home race, for Larrousse, replacing the ill Yannick Dalmas. He qualified 20th and finish 16th and next-to-last in the race.

In the 1989 season, the German Zakspeed team hired him for the next season of Formula One, using Yamaha engines. But he failed to pre-qualify for every single race, due to an under-powered Yamaha engine. He left the team at the end of the season.

In 1990 he returned to Larrousse, and scored his first and only podium in his home race at Japan. He would finish 12th in the Drivers' Championship with 6 points.

He was retained for 1991. He finished 6th and in the points at the season opener at the United States, but the Lola LC91 was unreliable, which caused him to only finish once out of a possible 11 times, and failing to qualify four times. He would leave the team at the end of the season.

1992 saw him move to the Footwork team, which would use Mugen-Honda engines for the season. But ultimately, he could not finish in the points, and failed to qualify twice. He was retained for the 1993 season, but he would not score any points again, and retiring more than finishing, eventually leaving the team.

In 1994, after Jordan's Eddie Irvine was given a three-race ban for a crash involving multiple drivers at Brazil, Suzuki filled in the vacant Jordan seat for the next race at Aida. He retired from the race with a steering wheel problem, and Jordan picked up Italian Andrea de Cesaris for the next race at San Marino.

In 1995, he got a Ligier seat, which would use Mugen-Honda engines. But he only raced for 5 races, and he would eventually score his final points finish at Germany. In his home race at Japan, he had a big accident during practice, which he spun out and had a heavy impact with the barriers coming into the 2nd corner. He would later retire from Formula One racing.

In 2006, he ran the Super Aguri team with the backing of Honda. He ran the team until the first half of the 2008 season.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts. WDC Pos. Report
1988 France Larrousse Calmels Lola-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1989 West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed-Yamaha 0 NC Report
1990 France ESPO Larrousse F1 Lola-Lamborghini 6 12th Report
1991 France Larrousse F1 Lola-Ford Cosworth 1 22nd Report
1992 United Kingdom Footwork Mugen Honda Footwork-Mugen-Honda 0 NC Report
1993 United Kingdom Footwork Mugen Honda Footwork-Mugen-Honda 0 NC Report
1994 Ireland Sasol Jordan Jordan-Hart 0 NC Report
1995 France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1 17th Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 88
Starts 63
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 1
Fastest laps 0
Points 8
Laps Raced 2463
Distance Raced 11272.641 km (7004 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1988 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
16th
1989 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ
1990 Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 6 12th
Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 7th 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret 14th 6th 3rd Ret
1991 Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 1 22nd
6th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ
[1]
1992 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
8th DNQ Ret 7th 10th 11th DNQ Ret 12th Ret Ret 9th Ret 10th 8th 8th
1993 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret 9th 10th Ret 13th 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th
1994 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the Pacific Community.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
Ret
1995 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of the Pacific Community.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 1 17th
8th Ret 11th 6th Ret DNS INJ


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[]

  1. Race stopped after 14/81 Laps. Half points awarded


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1988 Teams and Drivers
Teams Lotus · Tyrrell · Williams · Zakspeed · McLaren · AGS · March · Arrows · Benetton · Tyrrell · Osella · Rial · Minardi · Ligier · Ferrari · Lola · Coloni · EuroBrun · Dallara
Engines Ferrari · Ford Cosworth · Honda · Judd · Megatron · Osella · Zakspeed
Non-Works Entrants Larrousse Calmels · BMS Scuderia Italia
Drivers 1 Piquet · 2 Nakajima · 3 Palmer · 4 Bailey · 5 Mansell/Brundle/Schlesser · 6 Patrese · 9 Ghinzani · 10 Schneider · 11 Prost · 12 Senna · 14 Streiff · 15 Gugelmin · 16 Capelli · 17 Warwick · 18 Cheever · 19 Nannini · 20 Boutsen · 21 Larini · 22 de Cesaris · 23 Campos/Martini · 24 Pérez-Sala · 25 Arnoux · 26 Johansson · 27 Alboreto · 28 Berger · 29 Dalmas/Suzuki/Raphanel · 30 Alliot · 31 Tarquini · 32 Larrauri · 33 Modena · 36 Caffi
1990 Teams and Drivers
Teams FerrariTyrrellWilliamsBrabhamArrowsLotusOsellaLeyton HouseAGSBenettonDallaraMinardiLigierMcLarenLolaColoniEuroBrunOnyxLife
Engines FerrariFord CosworthHondaJuddLamborghiniLifeRenaultSubaru
Non-Works Entrants BMS Scuderia ItaliaESPO Larrousse F1
Drivers 1 Prost • 2 Mansell • 3 Nakajima • 4 Alesi • 5 Boutsen • 6 Patrese • 7 Foitek/D. Brabham • 8 Modena • 9 Alboreto • 10 Schneider/Caffi • 11 Warwick • 12 Donnelly/Herbert • 14 Grouillard • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Tarquini • 18 Dalmas • 19 Nannini/Moreno • 20 Piquet • 21 Morbidelli/Pirro • 22 de Cesaris • 23 Martini • 24 Barilla • 25 Larini • 26 Alliot • 27 Senna • 28 Berger • 29 Bernard • 30 Suzuki • 31 Gachot • 33 Moreno • 34 Langes • 35 Johansson/Foitek • 36 Lehto • 39 G. Brabham/Giacomelli
1992 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Brabham • Footwork • Lotus • Fondmetal • March • Benetton • Dallara • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Venturi • Jordan • Andrea Moda
Engines Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Honda • Ilmor • Judd • Lamborghini • Mugen-Honda • Renault • Yamaha
Entrants Central Park Venturi Larrousse • Scuderia Italia
Drivers 1 Senna • 2 Berger • 3 Grouillard • 4 de Cesaris • 5 Mansell • 6 Patrese • 7/14 van de Poele • 8 Amati • 8 Hill • 9 Alboreto • 10 Suzuki • 11 Häkkinen • 12 Herbert • 14 Chiesa • 15 Tarquini • 16 Wendlinger • 16 Lammers • 17 Belmondo • 17 Naspetti • 19 Schumacher • 20 Brundle • 21 Lehto • 22 Martini • 23 Fittipaldi • 23 Zanardi • 24 Morbidelli • 25 Boutsen • 26 Comas • 27 Alesi • 28 Capelli • 28 Larini • 29 Gachot • 30 Katayama • 32 Modena • 33 Gugelmin • 34 Caffi • 34 Moreno • 35 Bertaggia • 35 McCarthy
1993 Teams and Drivers
Teams WilliamsTyrrellBenettonMcLarenFootworkLotusJordanLarrousseLola (BMS) • MinardiLigierFerrariSauber
Engines FerrariFord CosworthHartLamborghiniMugen-HondaRenaultSauberYamaha
Drivers Hill • 2 Prost • 3 Katayama • 4 De Cesaris • 5 Schumacher • 6 Patrese • 7 Andretti/Häkkinen • 8 Senna • 9 Warwick • 10 A. Suzuki • 11 Zanardi/Lamy • 12 Herbert • 14 Barrichello • 15 Capelli/Boutsen/Apicella/Naspetti/Irvine • 19 Alliot/T. Suzuki • 20 Comas • 21 Alboreto • 22 Badoer • 23 Fittipaldi/Gounon • 24 Barbazza/Martini • 25 Brundle • 26 Blundell • 27 Alesi • 28 Berger • 29 Wendlinger • 30 Lehto
1994 Teams and Drivers
Teams Williams • Tyrrell • Benetton • McLaren • Footwork • Lotus • Jordan • Larrousse • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Sauber • Simtek • Pacific
Engines Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Hart • Ilmor • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Peugeot • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers 0 Hill • 2 Senna • 2 Coulthard • 2 Mansell • 3 Katayama • 4 Blundell • 5 Schumacher • 5/6 Lehto • 6 Verstappen • 6 Herbert • 7 Häkkinen • 7 Alliot • 8 Brundle • 9 Fittipaldi • 10 Morbidelli • 11 Lamy • 11/12 Zanardi • 11 Adams • 11 Bernard • 12 Salo • 12 Herbert • 14 Barrichello • 15 Irvine • 15 Suzuki • 15 de Cesaris • 19 Beretta • 19 Alliot • 19 Dalmas • 19 Noda • 20 Comas • 20 Délétraz • 23 Martini • 24 Morbidelli • 25 Bernard • 25 Herbert • 25 Lagorce • 26 Panis • 27 Alesi • 27 Larini • 28 Berger • 29 Wendlinger • 29 de Cesaris • 29 Lehto • 30 Frentzen • 31 Brabham • 32 Ratzenberger • 32 Montermini • 32 Gounon • 32 Schiattarella • 32 Inoue • 33 Belmondo • 34 Gachot
1995 Teams and Drivers
Teams BenettonTyrrellWilliamsMcLarenFootworkSimtekJordanPacificLarrousseFortiMinardiLigierFerrariSauber
Engines FerrariFord CosworthHartMercedesMugen-HondaPeugeotRenaultYamaha
Drivers Schumacher • 2 Herbert • 3 Katayama/Tarquini • 4 Salo • 5 Hill • 6 Coulthard • 7 Blundell/Mansell • 8 Häkkinen/Magnussen • 9 Morbidelli/Papis • 10 Inoue • 11 Schiattarella • 12 Verstappen • 14 Barrichello • 15 Irvine • 16 Gachot/Lavaggi/Délétraz • 17 Montermini • 19 Bouchut • 20 Comas • 21 Diniz • 22 Moreno • 23 Martini/Lamy • 24 Badoer • 25 Suzuki/Brundle • 26 Panis • 27 Alesi • 28 Berger • 29 Wendlinger/Boullion • 30 Frentzen
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