Sato, Takuma (J)

b 28/01/1977 (Tokyo)

       Had previous success racing bicycles in Japan. 

1996 - Started karting
1997 - Came top at Honda Racing School
1998 - F.Opel Winter Series (Diamond Racing). F.Vauxhall Junior (Diamond
       Racing). EFDA Euroseries (Diamond Racing)
1999 - British F3 Scholarship Class (Diamond Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda 
       F398): 4th, 103 pts
2000 - British F3 (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F300): 3rd, 129 pts
       Mar 26   Thruxton                ret/6 laps/accident
       Apr 9    Croft                   5th, 30m27.856
       May 1    Oulton Park             ret/6 laps/accident
       May 7    Donington Park          ret/11 laps/damaged wing
       May 7    Donington Park          9th, 30m36.230
       May 21   Silverstone             1st, 25m46.228
       Jun 4    Brands Hatch            2nd, 30m54.910
       Jul 2    Donington Park          3rd, 30m12.640
       Jul 2    Donington Park          9th, 30m38.134
       Jul 23   Croft                   1st, 31m13.030
       Aug 20   Silverstone             1st, 30m59.030
       Sep 3    Snetterton              6th, 30m22.416
       Sep 24   Spa-Francorchamps       21st, -1 lap
       Oct 8    Silverstone             1st, 31m11.567
       8th in Korean Super Prix.
2001 - British F3 (Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda F301): Champion, 335 pts
       Apr 1    Silverstone             12th, 21m07.652
       Apr 1    Silverstone             4th, 20m50.931
       Apr 15   Snetterton              ret/9 laps/gearbox
       Apr 15   Snetterton              2nd, 20m35.667
       Apr 29   Donington Park          1st, 20m12.152
       Apr 29   Donington Park          ret/1 lap
       May 7    Oulton Park             1st, 18m18.600
       May 7    Oulton Park             1st, 25m34.365
       May 28   Croft                   4th, 24m45.978
       May 28   Croft                   1st, 15m13.885
       Jun 10   Rockingham              1st, 20m55.935
       Jun 10   Rockingham              1st, 25m31.204
       Jun 24   Castle Combe            2nd, 20m24.555
       Jun 24   Castle Combe            2nd, 25m21.623
       Jul 8    Brands Hatch            9th, 28m05.212
       Jul 8    Brands Hatch            1st, 19m48.659
       Jul 22   Donington Park          12th, 23m01.920
       Jul 22   Donington Park          1st, 22m22.570
       Aug 19   Knockhill               1st, 22m13.781
       Sep 1    Thruxton                1st, 16m57.075
       Sep 2    Thruxton                2nd, 27m41.480
       Sep 2    Thruxton                8th, 20m59.689
       Sep 16   Brands Hatch Indy       2nd, 18m33.659
       Sep 16   Brands Hatch Indy       1st, 18m32.534
       Sep 29   Silverstone             18th, 31m09.514
       Sep 29   Silverstone             1st, 25m34.541
       F3 International Invitational Challenge (Silverstone): 1st, 25m56.587
       Pau F3 International GP: ret/21 laps
       Marlboro F3 Masters (Zandvoort): 1st, 39m58.870
       Elf Masters of F3 (Spa-Francorchamps): 3rd, 37m25.068
       Macau GP: 1st, 1h18m24.331
2002 - F1 (Jordan-Honda EJ12): J15th, 2 pts
       Date    Q      R       Venue             Time/Reason
       3/3     22     -       Australia         ret/12 laps/electrics
       17/3    15     9       Malaysia          -2 laps
       31/3    19     9       Brazil            -2 laps
       14/4    14     -       San Marino        ret/5 laps/stuck in gear
       28/4    19     -       Spain             ret/10 laps/spin
       12/5    18     -       Austria           ret/26 laps/accident
       26/5    17     -       Monaco            ret/22 laps/accident
       9/6     15     10      Canada            -1 lap
       23/6    14     16      Europe            -2 laps
       7/7     14     -       Britain           ret/50 laps/engine
       21/7    14     -       France            ret/23 laps/spin
       28/7    12     8       Germany           -1 lap
       18/8    14     10      Hungary           -1 lap
       1/9     16     11      Belgium           -1 lap
       15/9    18     12      Italy             -1 lap
       29/9    15     11      America           -1 lap
       13/10   7      5       Japan             1h28m22.392
       Monaco Historic GP (Lotus-Cosworth 49): crashed in practice (pre-1961 
       GP cars class)
2003 - F1 (BAR-Honda 005): 18th, 3 pts. Test Driver.
       Date    Q      R       Venue             Time/Reason
       12/10   13     6       Japan             1h26m03.425
2004 - F1 (BAR-Honda 006): 8th, 34 pts
       Date    Q      R       Venue             Time/Reason
       7/3     7      9       Australia         -1 lap
       21/3    20     15      Malaysia          ret/52 laps/engine
       4/4     5      5       Bahrain           1h29m27.335
       25/4    7      -       San Marino        ret/56 laps/engine
       9/5     3      5       Spain             1h28m15.168
       23/5    7      -       Monaco            ret/2 laps/engine
       30/5    2      -       Europe            ret/47 laps/engine
       13/6    17     -       Canada            ret/48 laps/engine
       20/6    3      3       America           1h40m41.950
       4/7     7      -       France            ret/15 laps/engine
       11/7    9      11      Britain           1h25m16.436
       25/7    8      8       Germany           1h24m41.690
       15/8    3      6       Hungary           -1 lap
       29/8    15     -       Belgium           ret/0 laps/accident
       12/9    5      4       Italy             1h15m33.818
       26/9    19     6       China             1h30m07.211
       10/10   4      4       Japan             1h24m58.766
       24/10   6      6       Brazil            1h28m51.699
2005 - F1 (BAR-Honda 007): 23rd, 1 pt
       Date    Q      R       Venue             Time/Reason
       6/3     19     14      Australia         -2 laps
       20/3                   Malaysia          Withdrew Saturday due to fever
       3/4     13     -       Bahrain           ret/27 laps/transmission
       24/4    6      DQ      San Marino        1h28m16.704 (was 5th - underweight)
       29/5    16     12      Europe            -1 lap
       12/6    6      -       Canada            ret/41 laps/seized rear
       19/6    8      -       America           0 laps/withdrew
       3/7     4      11      France            -1 lap
       10/7    7      16      Britain           -2 laps
       24/7    8      12      Germany           -1 lap
       31/7    10     8       Hungary           -1 lap
       21/8    20     9       Turkey            1h26m24.441
       4/9     4      16      Italy             -1 lap
       11/9    10     -       Belgium           ret/13 laps/accident
       25/9    19     10      Brazil            -1 lap
       9/10    5      DQ      Japan             DSQ/avoidable contact/-1 lap
       16/10   17     -       China             ret/34 laps/hydraulics
2006 - F1 (Super Aguri-Honda SA05): 23rd, 0 pts
       Date    Q      R       Venue             Time/Reason
       12/3    20     18      Bahrain           -4 laps
       19/3    17     14      Malaysia          -3 laps
       2/4     21     12      Australia         -2 laps
       23/4    21     -       San Marino        ret/44 laps/accident damage
       7/5     20     -       Europe            ret/45 laps/hydraulics
       14/5    19     17      Spain             -4 laps
       28/5    19     -       Monaco            ret/48 laps/electrical
       11/6    20     17      Britain           -3 laps
       25/6    20     15      Canada            -6 laps
       2/7     18     -       USA               ret/6 laps/accident
       16/7    21     -       France            ret/0 laps/transmission
       (Super Aguri-Honda SA06)
       30/7    17     -       Germany           ret/38 laps/gearbox
       6/8     19     13      Hungary           -5 laps
       27/8    21     NC      Turkey            -17 laps
       10/9    21     16      Italy             -2 laps
       1/10    21     DQ      China             -1 lap/contact (was 14th)
       8/10    20     15      Japan             -1 lap
       22/10   19     10      Brazil            -1 lap
2007 - F1 (Super Aguri-Honda SA07): 17th, 4 pts
       Date    Q      R       Venue             Time/Reason
       18/3    10     12      Australia         -1 lap
       8/4     14     13      Malaysia          -1 lap
       15/4    17     -       Bahrain           ret/34 laps/engine
       13/5    13     8       Spain             -1 lap
       25/5    21     17      Monaco            -2 laps
       10/6    11     6       Canada            1h44m17.990
       17/6    18     -       USA               ret/13 laps/spin
       1/7     22     16      France            -2 laps
       8/7     21     14      Britain           -2 laps
       22/7    16     -       Europe            ret/19 laps/hydraulics
       5/8     19     15      Hungary           -1 lap
       26/8    17     18      Turkey            -1 lap
       9/9     17     16      Italy             -1 lap
       16/9    18     15      Belgium           -1 lap
       30/9    21     15      Japan             -2 laps
       7/10    20     14      China             -1 lap
       21/10   18     12      Brazil            -2 laps
2008 - F1 (Aguri Suzuki-Honda SA08): 21st, 0 pts
       Date    Q      R       Venue             Time/Reason
       16/3    20     -       Australia         ret/32 laps/transmission
       23/3    19     16      Malaysia          -2 laps
       6/4     22     17      Bahrain           -1 lap
       27/4    22     13      Spain             -1 lap
2010  IRL (KV Racing Technology Dallara-Honda): 21st, 214 pts
       Mar 14	Sao Paulo		22nd, 0 laps/accident
       Mar 29	St Petersburg		22nd, 24 laps/accident
       Apr 11	Barber MP		25th, -22 laps
       Apr 18	Long Beach		18th, -1 lap
       May 1	Kansas Speedway		24th, 186 laps/accident
       May 30	Indy 500		20th, -2 laps
       Jun 5	Texas MS		25th, 56 laps/suspension
       Jun 20	Iowa Speedway		19th, 177 laps/accident
       Jul 4	Watkins Glen		15th, 1h40m56.3165
       Jul 18	Toronto			25th, 15 laps/accident
       Jul 25	Edmonton		9th, 1h50m58.6431
       Aug 8	Mid-Ohio		25th, 28 laps/accident
       Aug 22	Sears Point		18th, -1 lap
       Aug 29	Chicagoland		26th, 80 laps/accident damage
       Sep 4	Kentucky Speedway	27th, 0 laps/accident
       Sep 19	Motegi			12th, 2h04m20.5473
       Oct 2	Homestead		18th, -1 lap
2011  IndyCar (KV Racing Technology-Lotus Dallara-Honda):
       Mar 27	St Petersburg		5th, 2:01:29.6321
       Apr 10	Barber MP		16th, 2:15:55.1242
       Apr 17	Long Beach		21st, -4 laps
       May 1	Sao Paulo		8th, 2:04:28.3647
       May 30	Indy 500		33rd, 20 laps/accident
       Jun 11	Texas MS		5th, 54:48.6961
       Jun 11	Texas MS		12th, -1 lap
       Jun 19	Milwaukee		8th, 1:56:49.6888
       Jun 25	Iowa Speedway		19th, 182 laps/accident
       Jul 10	Toronto			20th, -6 laps
       Jul 24	Edmonton		21st, -1 lap
       Aug 7	Mid-Ohio		4th, 1:48:59.2571
       Aug 14	New Hampshire		7th, 1:58:05.7017
       Aug 28	Sears Point		18th, -1 lap
       Sep 4	Baltimore		18th, -2 laps
       Sep 18	Motegi			10th, 1:56:51.1294
       Oct 2	Kentucky Speedway	15th, 1:42:04.8991
2012  IndyCar (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing): 14th, 281 pts
       Mar 25	St Petersburg		22nd, 73 laps/stuck in gear
       Apr 1	Barber Motorsports Park	24th, 52 laps/engine
       Apr 15	Long Beach		8th, -1 lap
       Apr 29	Sao Paulo		3rd, 2h08m20.6721
       May 27	Indy 500		17th, 199 laps/accident
       Jun 3	Detroit			20th, 38 laps/accident
       Jun 9	Texas MS		22nd, 63 laps/accident
       Jun 16	Milwaukee		20th, 107 laps/accident
       Jun 23	Iowa Speedway		12th, -3 laps
       Jul 8	Toronto			9th, 1h33m33.0729
       Jul 22	Edmonton		2nd, 1h38m51.7661
       Aug 5	Mid-Ohio		13th, 1h40m20.9156
       Aug 26	Sears Point		27th, 2 laps/engine
       Sep 2	Baltimore		21st, 50 laps/fuel pressure
       Sep 15	Fontana			7th, 249 laps/accident
       F.Nippon (Team Mugen Swift-Honda):
       Sep 23	Sugo			9th, 1h43m18.105
       Nov 18	Fuji Sprint Cup		13th, 32m43.935
       FIA WEC (OAK Racing Oak-Pescarolo HPD LMP1): with B.Baguette, D.Kraihamer
       Oct 14	Fuji 6 Hrs		16th, -23 laps	
       Oct 28	Shanghai 6 Hrs		14th, -17 laps
2013  IndyCar (AJ Foyt Racing Dallara-Honda): 17th, 322 pts
       Mar 24	St Petersburg		8th, 2h22m33.7380
       Apr 7	Barber MP		14th, 1h53m07.6601
       Apr 21	Long Beach		1st, 1h50m08.7155
       May 5	Sao Paulo		2nd, 2h09m35.0846
       May 26	Indy 500		13th, 2h40m13.6783
       Jun 1	Detroit			19th, -2 laps
       Jun 2	Detroit			23rd, 23 laps/accident
       Jun 8	Texas MS		11th, -1 lap
       Jun 15	Milwaukee		7th, 1h51m38.6790
       Jun 23	Iowa Speedway		22nd, 162 laps/engine
       Jul 7	Pocono			22nd, 61 laps/accident
       Jul 13	Toronto			24th, 32 laps/mechanical
       Jul 14	Toronto			20th, 83 laps/accident
       Aug 4	Mid-Ohio		22nd, -1 lap
       Aug 25	Sears Point		23rd, 67 laps/accident
       Sep 1	Baltimore		24th, 4 laps/engine
       Oct 5	Houston			17th, 82 laps/handling
       Oct 6	Houston			14th, 1h51m41.0422
       Oct 19	Fontana			17th, 144 laps/overheating
2014  IndyCars (AJ Foyt Racing Dallara-Honda): 18th, 350 pts
       Mar 30	St Petersburg		7th, 2h07m18.4849
       Apr 13	Long Beach		22nd/55 laps/accident
       Apr 27	Barber MP		13th, 1h40m53.0087
       May 10	Indianapolis Road	9th, 2h04m44.9982
       May 25	Indy 500		19th, 2h41m02.0255
       May 31	Belle Isle		18th, -4 laps
       Jun 1	Belle Isle		18th, -1 lap
       Jun 7	Texas MS		18th/238 laps/engine
       Jun 28	Houston			ret/22 laps/accident
       Jun 29	Houston			ret/74 laps/accident
       Jul 6	Pocono			ret/25 laps/electrics
       Jul 12	Iowa Speedway		ret/47 laps/accident
       Jul 20	Toronto			ret/10 laps/accident
       Jul 20	Toronto			5th, 1h20m42.1630
       Aug 3	Mid-Ohio		18th, -1 lap
       Aug 17	Milwaukee		15th, -2 laps
       Aug 24	Sears Point		4th, 2h09m33.6174
       Aug 31	Fontana			6th, 2h33m11.1546
       Formula E (Amlin Aguri):
       Sep 13	Beijing			ret/21 laps/power fault
2015 - IndyCar (AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara-Chevrolet DW01): 14th, 323 pts
       Mar 29	St Petersburg		13th, 2h17m50.3767
       Apr 12	NOLA MP			22nd/39 laps/wiring loom
       Apr 19	Long Beach		18th, 1h38m29.0396
       Apr 26	Barber MP		17th, 1h56m43.9072
       May 9	Indianapolis road	9th, 1h43m22.9207
       May 24	Indy 500		13th, 3h06m02.6964
       May 30	Detroit			11th, -1 lap
       May 31	Detroit			2nd, 2h00m40.1944
       Jun 6	Texas MS		16th, -5 laps
       Jun 14	Toronto			10th, 1h39m18.9183
       Jun 27	Fontana			ret/241 laps/accident
       Jul 12	Milwaukee		14th, 1h57m05.1448
       Jul 18	Iowa Speedway		ret/260 laps/suspension/accident
       Aug 2	Mid-Ohio		ret/60 laps/accident damage
       Aug 23	Pocono			6th, 3h25m11.6262
       Aug 30	Sears Point		8th, 2h09m30.3508
2016  IndyCar (AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara-Honda): 17th, 320 pts
       Mar 13	St Petersburg		6th, 2h13m54.5023
       Apr 2	Phoenix			15th, -1 lap
       Apr 17	Long Beach		5th, 1h34m06.7753
       Apr 24	Barber MP		13th, 1h49m37.5456
       May 14	Indianapolis GP		18th, 1h51m14.9212
       May 29	Indy 500		26th, 163 laps/accident
       Jun 4	Belle Isle		11th, 1h41m42.7905
       Jun 5	Belle Isle		10th, 1h42m49.9777
       Jun 26	Road America		17th, 1h39m45.6709
       Jul 10	Iowa Speedway		11th, -2 laps
       Jul 17	Toronto			5th, 1h42m42.7493
       Jul 31	Mid-Ohio		9th, 1h50m17.7003
       Aug 22	Pocono			22nd, 1 lap/accident
       Aug 27	Texas MS		20th, 160 laps/mechanical
       Sep 4	Watkins Glen		17th, 1h42m47.3529
       Sep 17	Austin			14th, 2h01m05.5755