Takuma Sato
Takuma  Sato
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
30 Honda Japan
30
Takuma Sato
rank
12
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 1
Borg Warner Trophy
Total Poles
7
Race Wins
3
Birthday
Jan 28, 1977
Website takumasato.com
Hometown
Tokyo, Japan
Residence
Indianapolis

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

(About his return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing): “I am extremely happy to be back with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Bobby, Dave and Mike have always been very supportive of me. The team has been ultra-competitive the past few seasons. I can’t wait to be a part of it in 2018. I think we can achieve some great things together!” 

ON TRACK

  • Won 101st Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport, outdueling Helio Castroneves for the win and erasing memories of the 2012 Indianapolis 500, when he spun and crashed trying to pass Dario Franchitti on the final lap.
  • Re-joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, with whom he raced in 2012, after spending the last season racing at Andretti Autosport.
  • Ex-Formula 1 racer became the first Japanese driver to win an Indy car race (Long Beach, 2013).
  • His breathtaking pass of Fernando Alonso at Montreal in 2007 earned him the "Overtake of the Year" award from F1 Racing magazine.

OFF TRACK

  • Was a national high school cycling champion and still uses cycling as his primary training regimen.
  • Fell in love with motorsports at 10 when he attended the Formula One race in Suzuka, Japan.
  • Has developed a passion for golf after attending several sponsor golf outings. He now has a set of custom clubs.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 4 8 32 13
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 2 4 7 41 12
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 2 5 0 13
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 1 5 46 12
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 2 2 5 66 11
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 1 1 2 4 187 9
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 2 5 76 6
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 2 3 7 61 15
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 1 0 8
Total 152 3 7 20 47 509 99

RAF = Running at Finish

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