Takuma Sato
Apr 13

Video: Massive Pileup Claims Several Top Contenders In Long Beach

Sunday’s IndyCar race on the streets of Long Beach was setting up to be an instant classic before a multi-car wreck eliminated several of the top contenders, including race leader Josef Newgarden, pole-sitter Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe.

With 24 laps to go, Newgarden exited pit lane with the race lead ahead of Hunter-Reay and Hinchcliffe, but had colder tires than the two Andretti Autosport teammates. As they raced into Turn 4, Hunter-Reay made a bold move by trying to pass Newgarden on the inside, and it proved to be costly.

Mar 29

Sato Wins Pole For IndyCar Season Opener

Takuma Sato celebrates after winning pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato celebrates after winning pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato won the pole at St. Petersburg for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar Series race, where Tony Kanaan will make his debut in his new Target/Chip Ganassi Racing ride starting alongside him on the front row.

Sato circled the street course in 1 minute, 0.01 seconds Saturday in the rain-delayed qualifying session to put his A.J. Foyt Racing entry out front. It was a stellar debut for Honda and its new twin turbo engine.

Mar 29

Formula E: Takuma Sato on team’s shortlist

Takuma Sato qualifying the Super Aguri for the 2008 F1 Grand Prix in Spain. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Takuma Sato qualifying the Super Aguri for the 2008 Formula 1 Spanish GP. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Super Aguri, which ran two full seasons in Formula 1, is one of ten teams that will be fielding cars into the inaugural season of Formula E.

During an interview with FIAFormulaE.com, Super Aguri’s Team Principal Mark Preston revealed that Takuma Sato is on the team’s shortlist for a spot in the Formula E field.

Mar 28

Takuma Sato tops day one of practice at St. Pete

On opening day of practice at St. Pete, Takuma Sato placed third and then first, respectively, in the opening two practice sessions. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato placed third and then first, respectively, in the opening two practice sessions at St. Pete. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato was third fastest in opening practice in St. Petersburg this morning, then was able to move up two markers during second practice, topping the timing sheets by 0.05 seconds over Graham Rahal. Will Power got the top spot for Chevrolet, again, in third.

Feb 18

IndyCar Media Day Kicks Off In Orlando

The IndyCar 2014 Season is just around the corner. (Photo: Getty Images)

The IndyCar 2014 Season is just around the corner. (Photo: Getty Images)

Today IndyCar is hosting its annual preseason media day at the Amway Center in Orlando as preparations continue for the 2014 IndyCar Series season which kicks off March 30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

We will keep you up to date with driver commentary about this exciting event. The following lists approximate times for driver press conferences through out the day:

Between 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. : Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Between 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya
Read more to see the full list of confirmed drivers…