Hiroshi Takagi

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Hiroshi Takagi (born on February 17, 1946 in Fukoka, Japan) is a retired racing driver from Japan. He drove for Tyrrell in the 1979 Formula One season, having a serious feud with Mario Andretti that year. Andretti notably collided with Takagi four times in three races, and following this and Andretti's lackluster results, he was replaced with Derek Daly from Canadian round onwards, ending Takagi's feud with Andretti (although Takagi ended up crashing with Daly in the finale of 1979). In 1980, Hiroshi stayed with Tyrrell and declared war against McLaren and Merzario as well as saying that Andretti was cursed (actually turned out true).

After retiring from motor racing, he set-up a racing team, the Takagi Motor Racing Team, which later Kazuhiko took over after he retired too, rechristened as Takagi Racing Enterprises, which is currently competing in IFRC, having previously also running the team in other various series, including Super GT and F3RWRS. Hiroshi is currently married to Yuki, a (retired) singer, and has two sons, Kazuhiko and Tetsuya, both racing drivers.

Results

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1979 Candy Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 009 Ford Cosworth DFV ARG
2
BRA
Ret
RSA
9
USW
11
ESP
Ret
BEL
8
MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
8
GER
6
AUT
Ret
NED
9
ITA
Ret
EUR
5
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
AUS
Ret
13th 17
1980 Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 010 Ford Cosworth DFV AUS
DNQ
RSA
DNQ
BRA
11
BEL
8
FRA
10
MON
Ret
SUI
8
USA
Ret
CAN
Ret
IRE
GBR
GER
EUR
AUT
ITA
JAP
USE
21st 0