Tag Archive: Takuma Sato

May 30

Sato’s life comes full circle with first oval win at Indianapolis 500

“I didn’t realize it was the Indianapolis 500, but now I can tell you 100 percent (that it was)” – Sato

Takuma SatoTakuma Sato first watched the Indianapolis 500 on television when he was 6 or 7 years old. He didn’t know at the time he was watching the race he would one day win.

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May 28

Takuma Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

2017-05-21477a9108Much of the focus for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was on a Formula One driver competing for Andretti Autosport, but it was another former F1 pilot who took the checkered flag in today’s race.

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May 26

Castroneves paces Miller Lite Carb Day practice in final Indy 500 tune-up

Followed by Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan

2017-05-28-2493It has been eight years since Helio Castroneves claimed victory at the Indianapolis 500, but the Brazilian made his case for a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win by setting the fastest lap of Miller Lite Carb Day practice today in final preparations for Sunday’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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Feb 18

Sato appreciates chance to drive for larger team with Andretti

A new beginning in 2017 will also mark one of the biggest opportunities in Takuma Sato’s Verizon IndyCar Series career

Takuma SatoThe 40-year-old Japanese racer left AJ Foyt Racing, a team he called home the four previous years, and moved to Andretti Autosport over the offseason. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Team Outlook 2016: AJ Foyt Racing seeking consistency

Drivers: Takuma Sato, No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda, Jack Hawksworth, No. 41 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda

Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth2015 highlights: AJ Foyt Racing expanded to two full-time cars last season with the addition of Jack Hawksworth alongside Takuma Sato. The growing pains were evident in what team president Larry Foyt pointed out as inconsistent performances.

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Feb 28

Castroneves back on top as Phoenix test comes to close

Missing the most of the early session didn’t affect Helio Castroneves too much

Helio CastronevesThe three-time Indianapolis 500 winner made up for lost time by setting the fastest lap in the final three-hour session of the Verizon IndyCar Series Test in the West, a two-day promoter test at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

Sato, Hawksworth return to new look Foyt squad

“We’re happy to have both Takuma and Jack continuing with us next season because we know they have the talent to win races”

Takuma Sato and Jack HawksworthA.J. Foyt and his son Larry have made changes to the ABC Supply Racing team but those changes won’t affect the drivers behind the wheel of the team’s pair of Verizon IndyCar Series entries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

Rahal breaks 124-race drought, wins MAVTV 500

Official Results for the MAVTV 500

Graham RahalAn Indy car racing-record 80 lead changes among 14 drivers was the precursor to a three-lap dash to the finish of the MAVTV 500 following a red flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Bourdais fends off Sato in wild Detroit Race 2 finish

The four-time Champ car champion finished 1.7644 seconds ahead of Sato

Sebastien BourdaisSebastien Bourdais held off Takuma Sato over the final three laps of Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans to collect his 33rd Indy car victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Formula E set to take on F1

But some big and familiar names are involved in Formula E.

2014-07-09 As a brand new, global single seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Verizon P1 Award goes to Sato for opening race

“I’m just happy to start on the pole” – Sato

IndyCar logo 2013 There will be an asterisk next to Takuma Sato in the notation of consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series pole starts, but does it really matter to the veteran driver? Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 06

Rumours swirl around struggling Sauber’s future

“Sauber is the most important high-tech company in Switzerland.”

2013-06-09_1130Having confirmed its financial problems, the rumours about the future of the Swiss team Sauber are now doing the rounds in the Nurburgring paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16

As Honda news looms, Sato rules out F1

“Formula one isn’t the only racing”

Takuma Sato 2012-02-03Honda is expected to announce before the week is out its highly anticipated return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 05

Vettel to appear on Letterman

Sebastian Vettel will appear on David Letterman’s famous New York talkshow ‘Late Show’ next week.

2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel 990202011-06-26_0247The reigning and back-to-back world champion’s appearance will be on Monday, the day after the Canadian grand prix in Montreal, a spokesman for the Red Bull team confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 28

F1’s Sato almost wins Indy 500

Former F1 driver Takuma Sato almost won Sunday’s running of the fabled Indy 500.

Indy 500 - 2012 logoTakuma Sato 2012-02-03Instead, the Japanese 35-year-old, the former Jordan, Honda and Super Aguri driver until 2008, crashed into the wall after an audacious last-lap attempt to pass Dario Franchitti, who went on to win under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

Barrichello to test Indycar next week – report

America’s premier open wheeler Indycar series has emerged as a possible option for Rubens Barrichello in 2012.

2011-06-12_1545IZOD - IndyCar seriesAfter 19 consecutive seasons in formula one, the 39-year-old veteran has been left without a race seat after Williams signed his Brazilian countryman Bruno Senna.

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Jun 25

Sato, Patrick start 1-2 in Iowa Corn Indy 250 (+result)

 Tagliani will start from 15th place on the grid in Iowa 

Takuma Sato 2011-06-25IZOD - IndyCar seriesTakuma Sato and Danica Patrick will start on the front row of tonight’s Izod IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The interesting thing is, Sato isn’t necessarily the surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

Power plays strategy to second Brazil win (+result)

 Takuma Sato came up 10 minutes short of potentially claiming his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory
 Tagliani in 19th place

Will Power victory Sao PauloWill Power 2011-04-10Will Power, not usually one to pay attention to time, said “obrigado.”Power, the pole sitter and re-start leader of the rain-postponed Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, came into the pits for a splash of fuel on Lap 36 (the race resumed on Lap 15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Japan disaster shocks F1 world

“Formula one and all its problems is way down the list of priorities” – Alonso

Centered red circle on a white rectangle.Flagworld - F1The formula one world has expressed shock and sadness amid the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster. The disaster struck while the F1 world, including Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi, was testing in Barcelona late last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Villeneuve denies turning down Lotus F1 chance

Jacques Villeneuve has denied he threw away a good chance to return to formula one in 2011.

Jacques Villeneuve - Lotus 04Jacques Villeneuve - Lotus 03A French Canadian radio commentator had implied that the 1997 world champion was offered the Indycar drive in Lotus colours this year and would then have progressed to F1 when the sports car marque announced its 2011 tie-up with Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

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