|Born||September 8tth 1960 in Tokyo, Japan|
Formula One Record
After racing in Japanese series for many years, Suzuki raced for Footwork in European F3000 during 1988 and made his F1 debut when he replaced a sick Yannick Dalmas at the Japanese GP. He moved to the ailing Zakspeed team for 1989 but failed to pre-qualify for any of the races, leaving at years end to Larrousse. The first season with the French team was relatively successful with a 3rd place in Japan, but the team lost the supply of Lamborghini engines for 1991 and though he scored a point in the opening race the rest if the season was a string of retirements and non-qualifications. His ties with Honda saw him return to the Footwork organization for two seasons with Top 10 finishes but no points, while his only appearance in 1994 was standing in for the suspended Eddie Irvine at the Pacific GP for Jordan. 1995 proved to be Suzuki's final season in F1, sharing a Mugen Honda powered Ligier with Martin Brundle. The Japanese crashed heavily during practice at Suzuka and injured his neck causing him to miss the Japanese GP and he retired shortly afterwards.
The popular Japanese returned to F1 in 2006 with his own Honda backed team, Super Aguri.
|Year||Team / #||Starts||Wins||Poles||F Lap||Pts||Pos|
1988 Japanese F3000 Champion
1987 Japanese F3000 runner-up
1985 Japanese F3 runner-up
1983 Japanese F3 runner-up
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