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Nirei Fukuzumi (福住仁嶺, Fukuzumi Nirei, born 24 January 1997) is a Japanese racing driver currently competing in Super Formula for Mugen Racing.

Nirei Fukuzumi
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, Autodromo Nazionale Monza (44035861405).jpg
NationalityJapan Japanese
Born (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 22)
Tokushima, Japan
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season2018
Current teamBWT Arden
Car no.15
Starts23
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish17th in 2018
Previous series
2016-17
2015
2015
GP3 Series
All-Japan Formula Three
Super GT

CareerEdit

In 2010, Fukuzumi began karting, starting his racing career. He remained in karting until 2013. In 2014, he began to compete in open-wheel racing, moving up to Japanese F3 the next year. In 2016, Nirei débuted in the GP3 Series with ART Grand Prix, scoring three podium finishes and finishing seventh in the championship.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2014 JAF Formula 4 (FC class) East HFDP Racing 5 1 –** –** 4 72 1st
JAF Formula 4 (FC class) West 6 3 –** –** 5 100 1st
JAF Formula 4 (FC class) Overall 172 1st
2015 Japanese Formula 3 Championship HFDP Racing 17 2 3 3 6 72 4th
Super GT - GT300 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2016 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 18 0 0 0 3 91 7th
2017 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 14 2 2 0 6 134 3rd
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship BWT Arden 23 0 0 0 0 17 17th
Super Formula Team Mugen 4 0 0 1 0 0 20th
2019 Super GT - GT300 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 6 0 1 0 2 41.5 1st*
Super Formula DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 5 0 0 0 0 12 6th*

As Fukuzumi was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score championship points.
* Season still in progress.

**The FC class was a class using modified Formula Challenge Japan's FC106 chassis and running with the JAF Formula 4's "C" class, an upper grade class. So, there were neither pole position nor fastest lap.[1]

Complete GP3 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

13
RBR
FEA

7
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

11
SIL
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

4
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

11
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

15
MNZ
FEA

5
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SEP
FEA

7
SEP
SPR

2
YMC
FEA

5
YMC
SPR

3
7th 91
2017 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

1
CAT
SPR

6
RBR
FEA

3
RBR
SPR

3
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

3
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

DNS
MNZ
SPR

C
JER
FEA

1
JER
SPR

5
YMC
FEA

15
YMC
SPR

14
3rd 134

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2018 BWT Arden BHR
FEA

18
BHR
SPR

8
BAK
FEA

13
BAK
SPR

12
CAT
FEA

11
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

11†
LEC
FEA

9
LEC
SPR

12
RBR
FEA

9
RBR
SPR

9
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

DNS
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

6
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

17
MNZ
FEA

14
MNZ
SPR

13
SOC
FEA

8
SOC
SPR

7
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

12
17th 17

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Super Formula ResultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2018 Team Mugen SUZ
Ret
AUT SUG FUJ MOT
17
OKA
18
SUZ
12
20th 0
2019 DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing SUZ
11
AUT
5
SUG
5
FUJ
9
MOT
5
OKA
SUZ
6th* 12*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Super GT resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2015 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda CR-Z GT300 OKA FUJ CHA FUJ SUZ
12
SUG AUT MOT NC† 0†
2019 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda NSX GT3 Evo GT300 OKA
2‡
FUJ
2
SUZ
6
CHA
9
FUJ
6
AUT
6
SUG
MOT
1st* 41.5*

As Fukuzumi was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score championship points. Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed. * Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Result". 日本フォーミュラー・フォー協会 (Japan Formula 4 Forum). Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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