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Takuma Sato
Takuma  Sato
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
30 Honda Japan Verizon P1 Award
30
Takuma Sato
rank
8
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 1
Borg Warner Trophy
Total Poles
9
Race Wins
4
Birthday
Jan 28, 1977
Website takumasato.com
Hometown
Tokyo, Japan
Residence
Indianapolis

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.
  • Returns to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, with whom he first raced in 2012, for his third season with the team.
  • Ex-Formula 1 racer became the first Japanese driver to win an Indy car race (Long Beach, 2013) and the Indy 500. He's won four times ih his Indy car career.
  • 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
2019 NTT IndyCar Series 14 1 2 3 6 139 10
2018 NTT IndyCar Series 17 1 0 4 8 32 13
2017 NTT IndyCar Series 17 1 2 4 7 41 12
2016 NTT IndyCar Series 16 0 0 2 5 0 13
2015 NTT IndyCar Series 16 0 0 1 5 46 12
2014 NTT IndyCar Series 18 0 2 2 5 66 11
2013 NTT IndyCar Series 19 1 1 2 4 187 9
2012 NTT IndyCar Series 15 0 0 2 5 76 6
2011 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 2 3 7 61 15
2010 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 1 0 8
Total 166 4 9 23 53 648 109

RAF = Running at Finish

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