IndyCar 2017 Driver Preview – Takuma Sato

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Age: 40 Years in IndyCar: 8 Wins: 1 Podiums: 5 Laps led: 436 2016 Team: AJ Foyt Racing 2017 Team: Andretti Autosport Takuma Sato is hitting the reset button for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Although Sato has performances of greatness in years prior, the 40-year-old from Tokyo, Japan ended last season 17th in the standings. He never...
Via Motorsports Tribune
19 days ago

Takuma Sato joins Andretti for 2017 IndyCar season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Japanese veteran Takuma Sato will drive the No. 26 Honda for Andretti Autosport during the 2017 IndyCar season. The move was announced Friday by CEO Michael Andretti, who said being part of a four-driver team will benefit Sato through collaboration and support. The other drivers are Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti. Before joining IndyCar...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato Crash During IndyCar Practice

During first practice for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix  at Phoenix International Raceway, James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato both suffered crashes during the session. Hinchcliffe, driver of the No.5 Arrow Global Honda, was involved in a crash off of turn two. Hinchcliffe climbed from the car and walked to the ambulance to head to the infield care center where...
Via On Pit Road
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Antonio Felix da Costa gets seat back from Sato for Putrajaya ePrix

Amlin Aguri driver Antonio Felix da Costa has been confirmed to replace Takuma Sato for the second Formula E race in Putrajaya. The Portuguese racer will drive alongside Katherine Legge after missing the opening round in Beijing due to previous DTM commitments. Takuma Sato failed to finish the inaugural ePrix in Beijing but was able to score two points for turning in the fastest...
Via FOX Sports
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sato secures Formula E ride for season opener in Beijing

One difficult thing for fans to grasp with regards to a new sport is who to follow: who are these new names and which ones are good? Fortunately for fans of the upcoming FIA Formula E series, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem as, with Thursday’s announcement of Takuma Sato taking Antonio Felix da Costa’s place for the series-opener in Beijing, 11 drivers in the 20-car...
Via FOX Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato to race for Amlin Aguri in Formula E opener

Amlin Aguri, a new racing team sponsored by London-based global insurance company Amlin, has today confirmed its driver line-up for the inaugural race of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. “On behalf of everyone at Amlin Aguri it is my pleasure to welcome Takuma and Fabio into our Formula E team," added Aguri Suzuki, Executive Chairman of Amlin Aguri. "This new electric...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato to auction off helmet to raise money for “With You Japan”

Following the Indianapolis 500, Takuma Sato will be auctioning off his helmet that has been specially designed for the race weekend to raise money for the “With You Japan” charity. Sato founded the charity to help people in the country following the tsunami in 2011. “I think this helmet design is really cool, so I am looking forward to challenging in the Indy 500 with it...
Via On Pit Road
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato hoping to repeat last year’s victory at Long Beach

Last year, Takuma Sato made headlines when he became the first Japanese driver to win a Verizon IndyCar Series. After a season of success under his belt, Sato returns to the sight of that first win. “It was a very special day for me, so going back there I feel good and confident,” he said. “We should be able to show a strong performance again.” Sato added that the win last...
Via On Pit Road
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato looks to build on last season’s success

Last year, Takuma Sato kicked off the season with a solid first half, including a win at Long Beach. However as he got into the second half of the year with A.J. Foyt Racing, the results weren’t as hot. “We had a little up and down.  There was some unfortunate things,” Sato said. “Like you said, first half the season was really competitive, going everything well up until...
Via On Pit Road
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Foyt keeps his team together: Sato, Halliday, Prados returning

A.J. Foyt is keeping his team together for a second straight IndyCar season. On Tuesday, the team owner and four-time Indianapolis 500 winner said driver Takuma Sato, chief engineer Don Halliday and performance engineer Raul Prados will all be back in 2014. The Japanese driver won at Long Beach, giving Foyt's team its first victory since 2002. He also took the pole at Houston,...
Via Associated Press
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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