Toshio Suzuki Toshio Suzuki, 1993 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuki

Full Name: Toshio Suzuki
Nationality: Japanese
Born: 10 March 1955, Saitama (JPN)

First GP: 1993 Japanese Grand Prix
Last GP: 1993 Australian Grand Prix

Entries: 2 Grands Prix: 2 Non-starts: 0
Wins: 0 Best Finish: 12th Best Grid: 23rd
Fastest Laps: 0 Points: 0 Retirements: 0

1975-1976 All-Japan Kart Championship, 1st overall
1979 All-Japan Formula 3 Championship, 1st overall
1992 Daytona 24 Hours, 1st overall with Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Masahiro Hasemi
1993 Formula 1, Larrousse Lamborghini LH93, 2 races, 0 points, Not Classified
1995 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship, 1st overall

Toshio’s Grand Prix debut came at the venerable age of 38 when, in 1993, he signed a two-race deal as Philippe Alliot’s replacement with the Larrousse F1 outfit.

Not only did Toshio start both races at Suzuka and Adelaide, he also finished them, and to compete at the highest level was a source of great pride for this very popular racing driver, who was the Japanese F3 champion as far back as 1979.

A winner of the Daytona 24 Hours in 1992, Suzuki also contested the Le Mans 24 Hours as well as a host of national championships, including Japanese F3000 and the national touring car championships.

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