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Takachiho "Taki" Inoue (井上 隆智穂, Inoue Takachiho; pronounced TAH-kee IN-oo-ay; born 5 September 1963 in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) is a former Japanese Formula One driver who competed in the sport from 1994 to 1995, driving for Simtek and Footwork.

Inoue is, perhaps, best known for two freak incidents involving course cars during the 1995 season. During practice for the 1995 Monaco Grand Prix, Inoue's car was being hauled back to the pits having stalled, when it was hit by a course car. A few races later, in Hungary, Inoue's car broke down and caught fire. The Japanese driver, in an attempt to put out the flames, then inadvertently stepped out in front of a medical car which had been sent out to assist. The car hit Inoue and knocked him to the ground, injuring the driver's leg.


Formula One Career[]

Inoue made his Formula One début at the 1994 Japanese Grand Prix for Simtek, retiring from the race by spinning off on lap 3.

In 1995, he signed for the Footwork team, mostly known for two bizarre incidents at Monaco and Hungary. When his team-mate Gianni Morbidelli was replaced by Max Papis, Inoue would sometimes out-pace him.

On January 1996, it was announced that Inoue will be driving for the Minardi team. However, one of his personal sponsors puled out at the last minute, and Inoue withdrew from Formula One.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts. WDC Pos. Report
1994 United Kingdom MTV Simtek Ford Simtek-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1995 United Kingdom Footwork Hart Footwork-Hart 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 18
Starts 17
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0

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
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 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th 8th 15th Ret Ret 12th Ret


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[]

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