Yu Kanamaru (金丸 悠, Kanamaru Yū, born 13 May 1994 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese racing driver.[1]

Yu Kanamaru
NationalityJapan Japanese
Born (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 28)
Tokyo, Japan
F3 Asian Championship career
Debut season2019
TeamsBlackArts Racing Team
Starts24
Wins1
Best finish6th in 2019-20

CareerEdit

Kanamaru's single seater career began in 2012 after graduating from karting. He took a surprise win in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2012 at the final race of the season at Spa-Francorchamps. He made his Formula Renault 3.5 debut in 2015 for Pons Racing replacing Meindert van Buuren.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC KTR 20 1 0 0 1 97 17th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 14 0 0 0 0 0 39th
2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC KTR 8 0 0 0 0 47 26th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 14 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2014 Euroformula Open Championship Emilio de Villota Motorsport 16 0 0 2 4 128 4th
Spanish Formula Three Championship 6 0 0 1 1 47 5th
Macau Grand Prix Carlin 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2015 Euroformula Open Championship Emilio de Villota Motorsport 16 1 2 1 7 206 3rd
Spanish Formula Three Championship 6 0 0 1 3 88 3rd
Macau Grand Prix Carlin 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Pons Racing 6 0 0 0 0 9 18th
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series Teo Martín Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 85 8th
2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 RP Motorsport 18 0 0 1 1 115 7th
2018 Japanese Formula 3 Championship B-MAX Racing Team 19 0 0 0 3 40 5th
2019 TCR Japan Touring Car Series - Saturday Series Team GOH Models 5 2 1 0 3 75 3rd
TCR Japan Touring Car Series - Sunday Series 5 2 1 0 2 77 2nd
F3 Asian Championship Super License 9 0 0 0 0 50 9th
2019–20 F3 Asian Championship BlackArts Racing Team 15 1 0 0 2 104 6th
2020 Formula Regional Japanese Championship Sutekina Racing Team 5 0 0 0 4 75 7th

Complete World Series Formula V8 3.5 resultsEdit

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Points
2015 Pons Racing ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

13
BUG
1

6
BUG
2

Ret
JER
1

10
JER
2

11
18th 9
2016 Teo Martín Motorsport ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

4
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

10
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

7
LEC
1

7
LEC
2

11
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

9
RBR
1

7
RBR
2

Ret
MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

5
JER
1

6
JER
2

10
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

10
8th 85
2017 RP Motorsport SIL
1

10
SIL
2

Ret
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

8
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

3
JER
1

7
JER
2

10
ALC
1

7
ALC
2

4
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

7
MEX
1

7
MEX
2

7
COA
1

7
COA
2

7
BHR
1

4
BHR
2

6
7th 115

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". driverdb.com. Retrieved 21 October 2015.

External linksEdit