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Takuma Sato

Takuma Sato

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Takuma Sato (佐藤 琢磨, Satō Takuma, born 28 January 1977), known by the nickname "Taku", is a Japanese professional racing driver. Sato is a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, having won the event in 2017 and 2020. He was the first Asian driver to win the Indy 500, and the twentieth driver to have multiple Indy 500 wins. He also became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race when he won the 2013 Grand Prix of Long Beach. He currently drives the No. 30 Dallara-Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the IndyCar Series. Sato has raced full-time in IndyCar since 2010 for the KV, RLL, Foyt, and Andretti teams, all with Honda engines. He competed in Formula One from 2002 to 2008 for the Honda-powered Jordan, BAR and Super Aguri teams, scoring a single podium at the 2004 United States Grand Prix. His 8th-place finish in the 2004 Formula One World Drivers' Championship is the best-ever result for a Japanese driver in the series.Sato has become known among fans and media for his motto "no attack, no chance" with regards to racing style.

Personal Life

Sato is married to Chiharu Sato and has two children. Sato was a national cycling champion in high school, and still uses cycling as part of his physical training for his racing career.

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