Nakano, Shinji (J)

b 4/4/1971 (Osaka)






1984-89 - Japanese karting champion in several categories
1989 - Japanese Formula 3 in 1989
1990 - British F.Vauxhall
1991 - Formula Opel Euroseries (Paul Stewart Racing), 11th
1993 - Japanese F3 (Super Nova Dallara Mugen Honda 393), 5th, 26 points
       ?        Rnd 1           ?
       18 Apr   Tsukuba         4th (40:16.10)
	3 May   Fuji            2nd (31:59.43)
       23 May   Suzuka          >10th
       13 Jun   Nishi-Sendai    9th (42:06.17)
       27 Jun   Aida            5th (37:41.17)
       11 Jul   Mine            2nd (39:39.96)
       12 Sep   Sugo            Spin/Pole
       26 Sep   Suzuka          4th (35:29.38)
       24 Oct   Suzuka          4th (21:01.62)
       14 Nov   Suzuka          2nd (35:27.46)
1994 - Japanese F3 (Dallara Mugen Honda 393), 3rd, 33 points
       20 Mar   Suzuka          3rd (34:53.58)
       10 Apr   Suzuka          1st
       24 Apr   Tsukuba         >6th
       12 Jun   Sendai          4th (42:14.09)
       19 Jun   Tokachi         3rd (34:51.95)
       17 Jul   Mine            6th (40:59.47)
	6 Aug   Aida            >10th
       11 Sept  Sugo            2nd (34:22.16)
	2 Oct   Suzuka          8th (35:35.91)
1995 - Japanese Formula 3000 (Dome Mugen F104)
       19 Mar   Suzuka          >10th
	7 May   Mine            7th (1:19:34.84)
       21 May   Suzuka          >10th
       30 Jul   Sugo            3rd (1:06:33.30)
	3 Sept  Fuji            >10th
       17 Sept  Tokachi         5th (1:22:18.49)
       15 Oct   Fuji            9th (59:28.70)
       19 Nov   Suzuka          8th (1:09:53.54)
1996 - Formula Nippon (Dome Mugen F104i), 6th, 20 points.
       28 Apr   Suzuka          2nd (1:01:54.27)
       12 May   Mine            >10th
       26 May   Fuji            >6th
       23 Jun   Tokachi         9th (1:09:52.91)
	7 Jul   Suzuka          6th (1:03:50.96)/FL (1:47.02)
	4 Aug   Sugo            7th (1:06:05.02)
	1 Sept  Fuji            3rd (59:34.48)
       15 Sept  Mine            2nd (1:19:36.42)
       29 Sept  Suzuka          >6th
       20 Oct   Fuji            4th (1:14:42.31)/FL (1:34.83)
1997 - F1 (Prost-Mugen Honda JS45), J16th, 2 pts
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Reason/Time
       9/3      16      7       Australia       -2 laps
       30/3     15      14      Brazil          -1 lap
       13/4     20      -       Argentina       Engine
       27/4     18      -       Imola           accident
       11/5     21      -       Monaco          accident
       25/5     16      -       Spain           gearbox
       15/6     19      6       Canada          1:18:17.347
       29/6     12      -       France          spin
       13/7     14      11      Britain         -2 laps/engine
       27/7     17      7       Germany         1:22:18.768
       10/8     16      6       Hungary         1:46:28.661
       24/8     16      -       Belgium         electronics
       7/9      15      11      Italy           1:18:07.936
       21/9     16      -       Austria         engine
       28/9     17      -       Luxembourg      engine
       12/10    15      -       Japan           wheel bearing
       26/10    15      10      Europe          1:40:15.986
1998 - F1 (Minardi Ford M198), 0 pts.
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Reason/Time
       8/3      22      -       Australia       transmission
       29/3     18      -       Brazil          spin
       12/4     19      13      Argentina       -3 laps
       26/4     21      -       San Marino      engine
       10/5     20      14      Spain           -2 laps
       24/5     19      9       Monaco          -2 laps
       7/6      18      7       Canada          -1 lap
       28/6     21      17      France          -6 laps/engine
       12/7     19      8       Britain         -2 laps
       26/7     21      11      Austria         -1 lap
       2/8      20      -       Germany         gearbox
       16/8     19      15      Hungary         -3 laps
       30/8     21      8       Belgium         -5 laps
       13/9     21      -       Italy           engine
       27/9     20      15      Luxembourg      -2 laps
       1/11     20      -       Suzuka          electrics
2000 - Indycars (Walker Racing Reynard-Honda 2kI): 24th, 12 pts
       Date  Q  R   Venue               Time/Reason
       26/3  15 8   Homestead           1:22:16.831
       16/4         Long Beach          practice crash
       2/5   11 14  Motegi              -3 laps
       6/6   20 -   Milwaukee           ret/71 laps/mechanical
       18/6  22 15  Detroit             -6 laps
       25/6  21 11  Portland            -1 lap
       2/7   21 -   Cleveland           ret/82 laps/mechanical
       16/7  21 -   Toronto             ret/46 laps/electrical
       23/7  19 -   Michigan            ret/104 laps/mechanical
       30/7  22 -   Chicago             ret/172 laps/mechanical
       13/8  20 -   Mid-Ohio            ret/59 laps/spin
       20/8  23 -   Road America        ret/15 laps/mechanical
       3/9   22 -   Vancouver           ret/49 laps/contact
       10/9  22 -   Laguna Seca         ret/45 laps/mechanical
       17/9  22 -   Gateway Park        ret/78 laps/handling
       1/10  18 8   Houston             1:59:23.785
       15/10 6  -   Surfer's Paradise   ret/38 laps/mechanical
       30/10 24 -   Fontana             ret/113 laps/engine
2001 - Indycars (Fernandez Racing Reynard-Honda 01): 26th, 11 pts
       Date  Q  R   Venue               Time/Reason
       26/3  27 18  Homestead           -2 laps
       8/4   23 12  Long Beach          1h52m30.143
       6/5   19 15  Nazareth            -1 lap
       19/5  13 8   Motegi              -2 laps
       3/6   16 16  Milwaukee           -1 lap
       17/6  9  13  Detroit             1h54m18.806
       24/6  18 -   Portland            ret/38 laps/accident
       1/7   10 -   Cleveland           ret/41 laps/mechanical
       15/7  26 9   Toronto             2h00m14.720
       22/7  8  -   Michigan            ret/151 laps/mechanical
       29/7  16 16  Chicago MS          -1 lap
       17/8  23 18  Mid-Ohio            -1 lap
       19/8  21 15  Road America        2h00m57.669
       2/9   24 14  Vancouver           2h10m23.670
       15/9  25 -   Lausitzring         ret/142 laps/electrics
       22/9  25 17  Rockingham          -2 laps
       7/10  16 15  Houston             -1 lap
       14/10 20 -   Laguna Seca         ret/41 laps/electrics
       28/10 18 12  Surfers' Paradise   1h52m34.131
       4/11  12 -   California Speedway ret/119 laps/mechanical
2002 - Indycars (Fernandez Racing Lola-Honda B02/00): 17th, 43 pts
       Date  Q  R   Venue               Time/Reason
       10/3  20 15  Monterrey           -3 laps
       14/4  14 12  Long Beach          73 laps/mechanical
       27/4  18 10  Motegi              -3 laps
       2/6   6  18  Milwaukee           ret/43 laps/mechanical
       9/6   18 14  Laguna Seca         -1 lap
       16/6  16 11  Portland            -1 lap
       1/7   16 5   Chicago             2h06m48.050
       7/7   7  4   Toronto             2h06m31.847
       14/7  18 10  Cleveland           -1 lap
       28/7  13 11  Vancouver           87 laps/contact
       11/8  17 9   Mid-Ohio            1h56m41.739
       18/8  10 11  Road America        -2 laps
       25/8  9  9   Montreal            -1 lap
       1/9   3  16  Denver              ret/64 laps/mechanical
       14/9  15 16  Rockingham          ret/61 laps/contact
       6/10  11 14  Miami               ret/66 laps/mechanical
       27/10 7  13  Surfers' Paradise   2h00m24.094
       3/11  12 15  California Speedway ret/202 laps/mechanical
       17/11 13 14  Mexico City         1h57m38.694
2003 - IRL (Beck Motorsports Dallara-Honda): 29th, 35 pts
       Apr 13	Motegi			11th/190 laps/accident
2004  Japanese GT Championship (Raybrig Honda NSX): 10th Tokachi, 9th Motegi
2006 - Le Mans Series (Courage Competition Courage-Mugen LC70): with H.Kurosawa
       Apr 9	Istanbul Park		ret/79 laps/power steering (& with J-M.Gounon)
       May 14	Spa-Francorchamps	ret/53 laps/accident damage
       Jul 16	Nurburgring		NC/73 laps
       Sep 24	Jarama			12th, 217 laps
       Le Mans 24 Hrs (Courage Competition Courage-Judd C65): ret/gearbox, with 
       J-M.Gounon & H.Kurosawa.
2007  Le Mans 24 Hrs (Creation Autosportif Creation-Judd CA07): ret/55 
       laps/overheating, with J.Campbell-Walter & F.Ortiz
       Le Mans Series (Creation Autosportif Creation-Judd CA07): with J. 
       Campbell-Walter & F.Ortiz
       Jul 1	Nurburgring 1000 km	5th, 188 laps
       Aug 19	Spa 1000 km		16th, 130 laps
       Nakano was excluded from the results at Spa for dangerous driving
2008 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Epsilon Euskadi-Judd EE1): ret/158 laps/gearbox, with 
       S.Johansson, J-M.Gounon. Nurburgring 1000 km (Epsilon Euskadi-Judd EE1): 
       ret/163 laps/gearbox, with A.Valles. Silverstone 1000 km (Epsilon 
       Euskadi-Judd EE1): 25th, 172 laps, with A.Valles.
2013  Le Mans 24 Hrs (Delta-ADR ORECA-Nissan 03): ret/101 laps/accident. 
       Asian Le Mans Series (Taisan Ken Endless Ferrari 458 GTE): with A.Iida
       Sep 22	Fuji			12th, 101 laps (1st GTE)
       FIA World Endurance Championship (Delta-ADR ORECA-Nissan 03): with J.Walker, T.Graves
       Oct 19	Fuji 6 Hrs		8th, 2h56m21.108
2014  Le Mans 24 Hrs (Team Taisan Ferrari 458 Italia): 28th, -54 laps, with P.Ehret, M.Rich.
2015  Asian Le Mans Series (Swiss Race Performance ORECA-Judd 03R): with N.Leutwiler
       Oct 10	Fuji			1st, 2h00m48.837
       Nov 8	Sepang			1st, 3h00m34.992
2016  Le Mans 24 Hrs (Race Performance ORECA-Judd 03R): 43rd, -87 laps, with Leutwiler, 
       Winslow. Fuji 6 Hrs (Manor ORECA-Nissan 05): 29th, -54 laps, with A.Lynn, T.Graves.