Takuma Sato
Japan

Takuma  Sato

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing | Amada

75 Honda
75

A two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Takuma Sato joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2024 for the 108th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Sato was the first Japanese driver to win an INDYCAR SERIES race and the first to win the Indianapolis 500. Sato previously raced in Formula One. Outside of racing, Sato was a national high school cycling champion and still uses cycling as part of his training regimen. The Japanese edition of Esquire magazine named Sato one of The Mavericks of 2019 and the Japanese edition of GQ magazine named him one of the nine “2017 Men of the Year.” He was also awarded “Goodwill Ambassador” for the British Embassy in Tokyo.

STATS

Current Standing
Current
Standing
32
Season Race Wins
Race
Wins
0
Season Poles
NTT P1
Award
0
Season Championship Points
Points
19
Season Top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
0
Season Top 10 Finishes
Top 10s
0
Career Race Wins
Race Wins
6
Career Championships
Championships
0
Career Indy 500 Wins
Indy 500 Wins
2
Career Poles
Poles
10
Career Top 3 Finishes
Top 3s
14
Career top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
28

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In its third decade of existence, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing continues to exemplify its hallmarks of performance and professionalism. INDYCAR SERIES racing has always been the foundation of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing beginning in 1992 when 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Rahal and Carl Hogan formed the team’s first incarnation, Rahal Hogan Racing.

Rahal and late-night television icon David Letterman partnered in 1996 to create Team Rahal. The team's name was formally changed in 2004 to Rahal Letterman Racing to reflect Letterman’s involvement more accurately. Mi-Jack co-owner Michael Lanigan joined the team as a co-owner in 2010 and it first competed as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing the following season.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s driver lineup over the years has included a who’s who of INDYCAR SERIES stars: Bobby Rahal, Bryan Herta, Max Papis, Jimmy Vasser, Michel Jourdain Jr., Kenny Brack, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Vitor Meira, Danica Patrick, Buddy Rice, Scott Sharp, Oriol Servia and Takuma Sato. Graham Rahal returns to the team for 2024 alongside 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year Christian Lundgaard and team newcomer Pietro Fittipaldi.