Famous Racecar Drivers from Japan

List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Japan and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Japan is included when available.

Masahiko Kondō and Takuma Sato are included on this list.

This historic racecar drivers from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Japan?" These prominent racecar drivers of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese racecar drivers.

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  • Aguri Suzuki

    Aguri Suzuki

    Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Aguri Suzuki (鈴木 亜久里, Suzuki Aguri, born 8 September 1960) is a Japanese former racing driver. He participated in 88 Formula One Grands Prix, and his most notable achievement in racing was 3rd place ...more
  • Akira Iida

    Akira Iida

    Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Japan
    Akira Iida (Shinjitai: 飯田 章, Iida Akira, born 18 December 1969 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa) is a Japanese racing driver currently competing in the Super GT series in GT300 class with LM corsa, one of the ...more
  • Hayanari Shimoda

    Hayanari Shimoda

    Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Hayanari Shimoda (下田隼成; Shimoda Hayanari) (born July 16, 1984) is a Japanese race car driver, born in Tokyo.His career started in 1997 in karting, Shimoda moving up to Italian Formula Renault in ...more
  • Hideki Mutoh

    Hideki Mutoh

    Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Hideki Mutoh (武藤 英紀, Mutō Hideki, born October 6, 1982) is a Japanese race car driver from Tokyo currently racing in Super GT.
  • Hideki Noda

    Hideki Noda

    Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
    Hideki Noda (野田 英樹, Noda Hideki, born 7 March 1969) is a professional racing driver from Japan. He participated in three Formula One Grands Prix, debuting in the 1994 European Grand Prix, but did not ...more
  • Hideshi Matsuda

    Hideshi Matsuda

    Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
    Hideshi Matsuda (松田 秀士, born 22 December 1954) is a Japanese car racer and TV reporter. He has raced in several 24-hour races, including Daytona and LeMans. He also raced 4 times in the ...more