Tuesday 12th February 1974
Born on this day, Toranosuke Takagi, arguably the best Oriental ever to try his hand at Formula 1. He spent most of his time with Tyrrell in 1998 and with Arrows in 1999 learning new and a totally different culture. Immensely quick, but often beyond the limit, his race performances were frequently inconsistent. He returned to Formula Nippon in 2000, only to try America for size the CART Series in 2001 and switching to IRL in 2003.