Takuma Sato

Japanese race car driver

Takuma Sato (佐藤 琢磨, Satō Takuma, born 28 January 1977) is a Japanese professional racing driver. Sato has raced full-time in the IndyCar Series since 2010 for the Honda-powered KV, Rahal, Foyt, Andretti, and again starting from 2018, the Rahal teams.

Takuma Sato, during race weekend in Long Beach, CA, April 2013

He was born in Tokyo.

Sato won the 2017 and 2020 Indianapolis 500, making him the first Asian driver to win the Indy 500.[1] He also became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race.[2]

He competed in Formula One from 2002 to 2008.


  1. Malsher, David (28 May 2017). "Indy 500: Sato wins after thrilling shootout with Castroneves". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  2. Smith, Fred (23 August 2020). "Takuma Sato Wins the 104th Indianapolis 500". Road & Track.