F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Born
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Height
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Weight
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Races
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Debut
2002, Australian GP, “Jordan
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Wins
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Pole positions
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato Best Results
8th place, 2004 PILOT
F1 Driver – Takuma Sato
Takuma Sato, the most successful Formula One driver from the Land of the Rising Sun, begins his fifth season. Nicknamed “Kamikaze” for his aggressive driving style, he has clearly gained experience in recent years and is making fewer and fewer mistakes.
Takuma’s sporting career began in 1996, when he found the money to buy into a sporting generation. Until then, he had been cultivating cycling.
Later, he was offered a fully paid position in the Japanese F-3 championship team, but Sato turned it down, his target being Europe, and more specifically, Great Britain.
After competing in Formula Vauxhall Junior, Formula Opel and EFDA Formula Opel, by the end of 1999 Sato was already a British F-3 driver.
The following year he had a really good year with Carlin Motorsport (3rd in the championship), and in 2001 he was champion after winning 12 rounds. At the same time, he was testing the BAR cars for the F-1 team.
In his debut season in F-1, he represented the Jordan team alongside G.Fisichella. Throughout the season, Takuma was plagued by breakdowns and crashes, but the end of the season was truly spectacular. At his home GP at Suzuka in Japan, Sato finished 5th overall, adding 2 points to his Jordan tally.
In 2003, Sato was a BAR test driver, and after the infamous incident with J. Villeneuve’s retirement, he was already piloting a BAR car in Japan, and once again he was excellent on his home track, finishing 5th!
In early 2004, the young Samurai made a lot of mistakes, but quickly improved and made many impressive overtakes, even making the podium at the US GP. However, throughout the year Takuma was hampered by technical problems – his car broke down very often.
In 2006, Takuma raced for the new Super Aguri team, where he performed well on several occasions and finished 10th in the Brazilian GP.
In 2007, T. Sato did wonders in the Super Aguri. The Japanese managed to score a couple of points, and by the end of the year he had as many as 4. That was enough to finish 17th in the championship.