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Toshio Suzuki
Nationality Japan Japanese
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1993
Teams Larrousse
Races 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1993 Japanese Grand Prix
Last race 1993 Australian Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19851996, 19982000, 2008
Teams Dome, Team LeMans, Tom's, NISMO, TV Asahi Team Dragon, Tōkai University YGK
Best finish 2nd (1999)
Class wins 1 (1999)

Toshio Suzuki (鈴木 利男 Suzuki Toshio ?, born March 10, 1955) is a former racing driver from Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

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Racing career

In youth, he won the All-Japan Kart Championships two times in 1975 and 1976. In 1979, he took the title of the first All-Japan Formula Three Championship.

In 1992, he won the 24 Hours of Daytona with Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Masahiro Hasemi. In the same year, he was runner-up in the Japanese F3000 championship.

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Formula One

In 1993, He participated in two Formula One grands prix, standing in for Philippe Alliot at the Larrousse team. Though he scored no championship points, Suzuki finished both races.

After Formula One

He competed mainly in tha national championships like Japanese Formula 3000 Championship (later Formula Nippon), Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC) and All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC). He also participated into the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

After the retirement as a racing driver, he became team director.

In 2006, he became the director of the R&D SPORT in Super GT to continue the team that Direxiv abandoned.

GT-R

Most recently, he worked for Nissan as a test driver to develop the R35 Nissan GT-R.

Complete Formula One results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1993 Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH93 Lamborghini V12 RSA
BRA
EUR
SMR
ESP
MON
CAN
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
JPN
12
AUS
14
NC 0
Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
All-Japan Formula Three
Champion

1979
Succeeded by
Shuroku Sasaki
Preceded by
Marco Apicella
Japanese Formula 3000
Champion

1995
Succeeded by
Ralf Schumacher
(Formula Nippon)

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