Tadasuke Makino
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Japan Japanese
P.o.B. Unknown
D.o.B. 28 June 1997
Début 2018 Bahrain Feature Race
Best Finish
Formula Two Career
Entries 24 (24 Starts)
Wins 1
First Win 2018 Monza Feature Race
Poles 0
FLs 0
Podiums 1
Points 48
Former Teams

Tadasuke Makino, born 28 June 1997, is a Japanese racing driver whom competes for Russian Time in the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship.[1] A member of the Honda Formula Dream Project, Makino arrived in F2 in 2018 as one of the highest rated Japanese young drivers in recent years.[2]


Makino started his racing career at the ambitious age of seven, competing in a variety of Japanese and east Asian championships until 2014.[1] Having won the JAF Super-FJ Japan National Championship in 2014, Makino made the step to racing cars, joining the F4 Japanese Championship.[1] An incredible maiden campaign from Makino saw the youngster claim both the 'East' and 'West' Japanese F4 crowns, and finish second overall in main Championship.[1]

Formula Dreams

That campaign would earn Makino a spot in the Honda Formula Dream Project, with a seat in the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship, and a couple of drives in Super GT for 2016.[1] Makino initially impressed in the latter, claiming a podium in his debut race, while he would finish fifth overall in Japanese F3.[1] That performance earned Makino a spot in the infamous Macau Grand Prix, with Makino finishing a respectable fourteenth.[1]

For 2017 Makino headed into the west, taking up a seat in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.[1] A reasonable debut season in Europe saw Makino produce a handful of standout performances in the low-funded Hitech GP team, including a podium at the penultimate round.[1] Honda duly renewed their contract with Makino at the end of the season, and arranged for the Japanese youngster to step into F2 for 2018.[3]

Formula Two History

Makino made the move to the FIA Formula Two Championship ahead of the 2018 season, joining Artem Markelov at Russian Time.[3] However, while he had joined a race winning team, Makino would struggle on his debut weekend, not threatening the points at all in Bahrain.[4] A better showing in Baku followed, with Makino claiming his maiden points finish in the Feature Race, before matching his ninth place finish in the Sprint.[5]

Post Formula Two Career

Full Formula Two Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Tadasuke Makino'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 Tadasuke Makino during their F2 career:

Tadasuke Makino's Overall Formula Two Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2018 Flag of Russia Russian Time[3] 2 Dallara F2 2018

Career Results

Below is a table showing Tadasuke Makino'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 13th 48
19th 17th 9th 9th 9th Ret 14th Ret 8th Ret 7th 6th 12th 11th 9th 12th 12th 11th 1st 14th 10th 11th 9th Ret


Videos and Images:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 'Drivers Profile: Tadasuke Makino',, (FIA Formula Two, 2018),, (Accessed 02/09/2018)
  2. 'Tadasuke Makino to Step Up to FIA Formula 2 Championship from Russian Time Race Team',, (Honda Motor Co. Ltd., 09/02/2018),, (Accessed 02/09/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Peter Allen, 'Honda protege Tadasuke Makino steps up to F2 with Russian Time',, (Formula Scout, 09/02/2018),, (Accessed 13/06/2018)
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