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Tsunoda on his way to F1: Which Japanese drivers preceded him?

It seems more and more certain that we will see a Japanese Formula 1 driver on the grid again in 2021. Yuki Tsunoda is in the spotlight to succeed Daniil Kvyat at AlphaTauri. But which Japanese drivers preceded him? Even though Japan is a traditional motorsport country, the country has produced only 20 Formula 1 drivers. Most of the previous Japanese drivers struggled to find success in F1: the Japanese flag has only been seen on an F1 podium three times and they're still without a race win.  Early years The first Japanese driver ever to start an F1 race was Hiroshi Fushida. He qualified for the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix but never started due to engine problems. In the 1970s, a few more...
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