Takuma Sato

Takuma Sato on windy conditions at Indy 500 practice: 'That's why attempt it a couple times'

INDIANAPOLIS -- With wind whipping from multiple directions Friday, every turn presented a different set of challenges for Takuma Sato at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The first was relatively easy. His Honda became harder to control around Turn 2. A crosswind at Turn 3 forced him to understeer and pushed on the nose of the car around the final curve.
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Takuma Sato fastest on opening day of Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Coyne Racing’s Takuma Sato had the fastest lap during Tuesday’s opening day of practice for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Sato turned a lap of 228.939 mph in the final minutes of the session to jump to the top...

Takuma Sato fastest again at Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS — A familiar duo was atop the timing sheet on Thursday during practice for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Takuma Sato, who was fastest on Tuesday, was fastest again on Thursday. Meanwhile, Scott Dixon, who was second-fastest on Tuesday, was second-fastest on Thursday...

Takuma Sato surpasses 232 mph on Fast Friday at Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS -- Takuma Sato was the fastest driver at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before IndyCar drivers were given some extra boost for Friday's practice. He was even quicker afterward -- despite the incredibly gusty winds. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner from Japan finished atop the speed chart for the third consecutive...

Takuma Sato recalls Super Aguri's rapid rise: 'Unbelievable!'

As Takuma Sato rounded Turn 3 in his Super Aguri SA07 during the 2007 Spanish Grand Prix, something unusual happened – he began to cry. But this wasn’t at the end of the race. It was six laps from the finish. So thoroughly were the tears flowing, the Japanese driver was temporarily blinded, almost costing him and his team a historic World Championship point. How the Sato kept it on the road, he doesn’t know.

2-Time Indy 500 Winner Takuma Sato Gets New IndyCar Ride

Takuma Sato is back, before he ever really left the NTT IndyCar Series. Sato, a 44-year-old, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, has signed a full-season deal with Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing, where he will replace Romain Grosjean. Grosjean is moving to Andretti Autosport to replace Ryan Hunter-Reay as part of IndyCar's offseason game of musical chairs.

Takuma Sato joins Coyne for 2022 IndyCar season

Takuma Sato’s next move in the NTT IndyCar Series will come with Dale Coyne Racing as the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner steps into the No. 51 Honda vacated by Romain Grosjean. Sato joins the Illinois-based team for his 13th season of IndyCar racing which began in 2010 with KV...

Takuma Sato Signs With Dale Coyne-Rick Ware For 2022

PLAINFIELD, Ill. — The IndyCar driver carousel keeps turning as two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato has been signed to drive for Dale Coyne Racing full-time in 2022 IndyCar season. He will be driving the #51 car in a partnership with Rick Ware Racing. It’s the same seat given...

Takuma Sato Joins Dale Coyne Racing with RWR

Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing has signed two-time Indianapolis 500 Champion Takuma Sato to drive its #51 Honda powered entry for the entire 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. “I am extremely excited that we were able to work out a deal with Dale, Rick and everyone at Dale...