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Takuma Sato | Racing career profile | Driver Database
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Helmet of Takuma Sato
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Flag of Japan Takuma Sato

nationality Japanese age 41 years old born January 28, 1977 hometown Tokyo

Racing highlights

20011stFormula 3 Britain
20011stMasters of Formula 3
20011stFormula 3 Macau GP
20003rdGreen Flag British F3 Championship
19992ndEuropa Cup Britain
19991stMacau Asian Formula 2000 Challenge

Racing career summary

Races entered311
Wins26
Podiums42
Pole positions20
Fastest laps28
Race win percentage8.4%
Podium percentage13.5%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2018Racing17 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2017Racing16 races1 win1 podium2 pole position1 fastest race lap
2016Racing16 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2015Racing17 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position2 fastest race laps
2014Racing18 races0 wins0 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
2013Racing24 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
2012Racing21 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2011Racing17 races0 wins0 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
2010Racing17 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2008Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2007Racing17 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2006Racing18 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2005Racing16 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2004Racing18 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2003Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2002Racing17 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2001Racing28 races14 wins20 podiums7 pole position17 fastest race laps
2000Racing20 races5 wins7 podiums5 pole position6 fastest race laps
1999Racing8 races4 wins6 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1998Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Takuma Sato

2018 Verizon IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
12th351Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara DW12HondaFirestone
Click to show race results for Verizon IndyCar Series 2018.

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th441Andretti Autosport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161121
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara DW12Honda 2.2 turboFirestone
Click to show race results for Verizon IndyCar Series 2017.

2016 Verizon IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
17th320A. J. Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara DW12HondaFirestone
Click to show race results for Verizon IndyCar Series 2016.

2014-15 FIA Formula E Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th2Amlin Aguri
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Spark-Renault SRT-01EMcLaren MGUMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA Formula E Championship 2014-15.

2015 Verizon IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
14th323A. J. Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara DW12Honda 2.2L TurboFirestone
Click to show race results for Verizon IndyCar Series 2015.

2014 Verizon IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
18th350A. J. Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180020
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara DW12HondaFirestone
Click to show race results for Verizon IndyCar Series 2014.

2013 IZOD IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
17th327A.J. Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
191211
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara DW12 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IZOD IndyCar Series 2013.

2013 Japanese Championship SUPER FORMULA

PositionPointsTeam
18th0.5Team Mugen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Swift SF13 (Honda)
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship SUPER FORMULA 2013.

2013 Super Formula Japan - Fuji Sprint Cup

PositionPointsTeam
14th0Team Mugen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Swift SF13 (Honda)
Click to show race results for Super Formula Japan - Fuji Sprint Cup 2013.

2012 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
80th1OAK Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pescarolo 01 (Honda)

2012 IZOD IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
14th281Rahal Letterman Lanigan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara DW12 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IZOD IndyCar Series 2012.

2012 Formula Nippon

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Mugen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Swift FN09 (Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula Nippon 2012.

2012 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1

PositionPointsTeam
0OAK Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
OAK Pescarolo 01 (Honda)
OAK Pescarolo 01 (Judd)
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1 2012.

2012 Formula Nippon - Fuji Sprint Cup

PositionPointsTeam
13th0Team Mugen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Swift FN09 (Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula Nippon - Fuji Sprint Cup 2012.

2011 IZOD IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
13th297KV Racing Technology - Lotus
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170020
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR4 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IZOD IndyCar Series 2011.

2010 IZOD IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
21st214KV Racing Technology
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR4 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IZOD IndyCar Series 2010.

2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st0Super Aguri F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Super Aguri SA08AHonda RA808EBridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2008.

2008 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Toro Rosso
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th4Super Aguri F1
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Super Aguri SA07 (Honda)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2007.

2006 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Super Aguri
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Super Aguri SA05 (Honda)
Super Aguri SA06 (Honda)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2006.

2005 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd1Lucky Strike BAR Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BAR 007 (Honda 3.0 V10)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2005.

2004 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th34Lucky Strike BAR Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BAR 006 - Honda
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2004.

2003 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Lucky Strike BAR Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2003 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th3Lucky Strike BAR Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BAR 005 - Honda
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2003.

2002 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
15th2DHL Jordan Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jordan EJ12 - Honda
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2002.

2001 Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F301 (Mugen-Honda)
Click to show race results for Masters of Formula 3 2001.

2001 Formula 3 Britain

PositionPointsTeam
1st345Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
251218616
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F301 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Britain 2001.

2001 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara 301 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Macau GP 2001.

2001 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Lucky Strike BAR Honda, B&H Jordan Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2001 Formula 3 European Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F301 (Mugen Honda)

2000 Marlboro Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
28th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen-Honda)
Click to show race results for Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 2000.

2000 Green Flag British F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd129Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
144654
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Green Flag British F3 Championship 2000.

2000 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
14th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Macau GP 2000.

2000 Formula 3 Korea Super Prix

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)

2000 Formula 3 European Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)

2000 Formula 3 France

PositionPointsTeam
0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21102
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)

1999 Formula 3 Britain National Class

PositionPointsTeam
4th103Diamond Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
72511
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara 398 (Mugen Honda)

1999 EFDA Euroseries

PositionPointsTeam
6th115
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?1???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1999 Europa Cup Britain

PositionPointsTeam
2nd48
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1999 Macau Asian Formula 2000 Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1998 Formula 3 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
0Dome Project
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara 398 (Mugen Honda)


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