|Date of Birth||24 January 1997|
|Date of Death|
|Début||2018 Bahrain Feature Race|
|Formula Two Career|
|Entries||24 (23 Starts)|
Nirei Fukuzumi (born 24 January 1997 in Tokushima, Japan), 福住仁嶺 in Japanese, is a Japanese racing driver whom completes for BWT Arden in the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship. A member of the Honda Formula Dream Project, Fukuzumi arrived in F2 in place of Nobuharu Matsushita, partnered with Mercedes backed youth Maximilian Günther.
After a brief career in karting, Fukuzumi graduated to car racing in 2014, taking part in the F4 Japanese Championship. An impressive rookie campaign saw Fukuzumi, already a member of the Honda Formula Dream Project, win the junior class, resulting in a promotion to the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship for 2015. Another excellent debut season would see Fukuzumi end the year in fourth, with two wins and six podium finishes.
Fukuzumi was rapidly promoted to the GP3 Series for 2016, with Honda arranging for the Japanese youngster to join ART Grand Prix. Another strong maiden campaign saw Fukuzumi pick up a handful of podium finishes, and earn another year in GP3 with ART. His second GP3 season would go even better, with Fukuzumi briefly entertaining hopes of the Championship before ending the season third behind teammates George Russell and Jack Aitken.
Formula Two History
For 2018 Honda secured a deal for Fukuzumi to join the FIA Formula Two Championship, with additional backing from Red Bull. He duly joined Mercedes backed racer Maximilian Günther at BWT Arden, with both aiming for points finishes. Fukuzumi was also given the option to take part in the Japanese Super Formula series in his native Japan, with the Japanese racer duly taking up that option when he could.
Post Formula Two Career
Full Formula Two Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Nirei Fukuzumi's career in Formula Two in statistical form.
Formula Two Entries
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Nirei Fukuzumi during their F2 career:
|Nirei Fukuzumi's Overall Formula Two Record|
|2018||BWT Arden||12||Dallara F2 2018|
Below is a table showing Nirei Fukuzumi's full Formula Two record.
|FIA Formula Two Championship Record|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 'Drivers Profile: Nirei Fukuzumi', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 2018), http://www.fiaformula2.com/Teams-and-Drivers/Drivers/Nirei-Fukuzumi/, (Accessed 03/09/2018)
- ↑ Phillip Horton, 'Feature: Keeping an eye on Honda-backed F2 rookie Nirei Fukuzumi', motorsportweek.com, (Motorsport Week, 12/01/2018), https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/16623, (Accessed 03/09/2018)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Rachit Thukral, 'Fukuzumi announces joint F2, Super Formula programme', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 12/01/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/fukuzumi-f2-super-formula-programme-994945/?s=1, (Accessed 13/06/2018)