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Nirei Fukuzumi
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Japan Japanese
Date of Birth 24 January 1997
Date of Death
Début 2018 Bahrain Feature Race
Titles
Formula Two Career
Entries 24 (23 Starts)
Wins 0
First Win
Poles 0
FLs 0
Points 17
Former Teams

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.[1] A member of the Honda Formula Dream Project, Fukuzumi arrived in F2 in place of Nobuharu Matsushita, partnered with Mercedes backed youth Maximilian Günther.[2]

Background

After a brief career in karting, Fukuzumi graduated to car racing in 2014, taking part in the F4 Japanese Championship.[1] 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.[1] Another excellent debut season would see Fukuzumi end the year in fourth, with two wins and six podium finishes.[1]

Honda Dreams

Fukuzumi was rapidly promoted to the GP3 Series for 2016, with Honda arranging for the Japanese youngster to join ART Grand Prix.[1] Another strong maiden campaign saw Fukuzumi pick up a handful of podium finishes, and earn another year in GP3 with ART.[1] 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.[1]

Formula Two History

For 2018 Honda secured a deal for Fukuzumi to join the FIA Formula Two Championship, with additional backing from Red Bull.[3] He duly joined Mercedes backed racer Maximilian Günther at BWT Arden, with both aiming for points finishes.[3] 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.[3]

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
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2018 Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden[3] 12 Dallara F2 2018

Career Results

Below is a table showing Nirei Fukuzumi's full Formula Two record.

FIA Formula Two Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2018 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 17th 17
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
18th 8th 13th 12th 11th Ret 10th 11th 9th 12th 9th 9th Ret DNS 10th 6th Ret 17th 14th 13th 8th 7th Ret 12th

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 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)
  2. 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. 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)
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