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Driver Information

nationality
Japanese
age
47
birthday
28 Jan 1977
hometown
Tokyo
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Driver Information

nationality
Japanese
age
47
birthday
28 Jan 1977
hometown
Tokyo
helmet

Driver Stats

races started
387
races entered
388
wins
29
podiums
49
pole positions
23
fastest laps
31
race win percentage
7.5%
podium percentage
12.7%
driverdb score
1,678

DriverDB Score History

DRIVERDB SCORE
1,678
2019/01/06
Takuma Sato
1631.25

Recent Results

date
series
circuit
nation
grid
position
points
27
Aug '23
IndyCar Series
World Wide Technology Raceway
flag
DNF
23
Jul '23
IndyCar Series
Iowa
flag
25
22
Jul '23
IndyCar Series
Iowa
flag
9
28
May '23
IndyCar Series
Indianapolis
flag
8
7
02
Apr '23
IndyCar Series
Texas
flag
28

Competitors

Career Overview

year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
year
series
team
points
position
2023
Chip Ganassin Racing
70
29th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
5
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
0
0
0
70
year
series
team
points
position
2022
Heim Motorsports
23
12th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dome F110
Tom's TZR42, 160hp
Dunlop
8
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
8
0
1
0
0
23
year
series
team
points
position
2022
Dale Coyne Racing with RWR
258
19th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
17
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
0
0
0
0
258
year
series
team
points
position
2021
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
324
11th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
16
0
0
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
0
0
0
1
324
year
series
team
points
position
2020
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
348
7th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
13
1
2
1
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
13
1
2
1
1
348
year
series
team
points
position
2019
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
415
9th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
17
2
4
2
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
2
4
2
1
415
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
351
12th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
17
1
2
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
1
2
0
0
351
year
series
team
points
position
2017
Andretti Autosport
441
8th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda 2.2 turbo
Firestone
16
1
1
2
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
1
1
2
1
441
year
series
team
points
position
2016
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
320
17th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
16
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
0
0
0
0
320
year
series
team
points
position
2015
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
323
14th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda 2.2L Turbo
Firestone
16
0
1
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
0
1
0
1
323
year
series
team
points
position
2015
Amlin Aguri
2
24th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Spark-Renault SRT-01E
McLaren MGU
Michelin
1
0
0
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
1
2
year
series
team
points
position
2014
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
350
18th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
18
0
0
2
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
0
0
2
0
350
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Swift SF13 (Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2013
Team Mugen
0.5
18th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Swift SF13 (Honda)
4
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
0
0.5
year
series
team
points
position
2013
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
327
17th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda
Firestone
19
1
2
1
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
19
1
2
1
1
327
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Swift FN09 (Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
OAK Pescarolo 01 (Honda)
OAK Pescarolo 01 (Judd)
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2012
Team Mugen
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Swift FN09 (Honda)
3
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2012
Rahal Letterman Lanigan
281
14th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara DW12
Honda 2.2 turbo
Firestone
15
0
2
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
15
0
2
0
0
281
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
OAK Pescarolo 01
Honda 3.4
Dunlop
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
year
series
team
points
position
2011
KV Racing Technology - Lotus
297
13th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara IR-05
Honda 3.5
Firestone
17
0
0
2
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
0
0
2
0
297
year
series
team
points
position
2010
KV Racing Technology
214
21st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara IR-05
Honda 3.5
Firestone
17
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
0
0
0
0
214
year
series
team
points
position
2008
Scuderia Toro Rosso
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2008
Super Aguri F1 Team
0
21st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Super Aguri SA08A
Honda RA808E
Bridgestone
4
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2007
Super Aguri F1
4
17th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Super Aguri SA07
Honda 2.4
Bridgestone
17
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
0
0
0
0
4
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Super Aguri SA05
Honda 2.4
Bridgestone
Super Aguri SA06
Honda 2.4
Bridgestone
18
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2005
Lucky Strike BAR Honda
1
23rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BAR 007
Honda 3.0
Michelin
16
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
0
0
0
0
1
year
series
team
points
position
2004
Lucky Strike BAR Honda
34
8th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BAR 006
Honda 3.0
Michelin
18
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
0
1
0
0
34
year
series
team
points
position
2003
Lucky Strike BAR Honda
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BAR 005
Honda RA003E 3.0 V10
Bridgestone
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2003
Lucky Strike BAR Honda
3
18th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BAR 005
Honda 3.0
Bridgestone
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
3
year
series
team
points
position
2002
DHL Jordan Honda
2
15th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Jordan EJ12
Honda 3.0
Bridgestone
17
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
17
0
0
0
0
2
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Lucky Strike BAR Honda & Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BAR 003
Honda RA001E 3.0 V10
Bridgestone
Jordan EJ11
Honda RA001E 3.0 V10
Bridgestone
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Carlin Motorsport
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F301 (Mugen Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Carlin Motorsport
0
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara 301 (Mugen Honda)
1
1
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Carlin Motorsport
345
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F301 (Mugen Honda)
25
12
18
6
16
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
25
12
18
6
16
345
year
series
team
points
position
2001
Carlin Motorsport
0
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F301 (Mugen-Honda)
1
1
1
1
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
1
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
2000
Carlin Motorsport
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
2
1
1
0
2
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
1
1
0
2
year
series
team
points
position
2000
Carlin Motorsport
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2000
Carlin Motorsport
0
8th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2000
Carlin Motorsport
0
14th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2000
Carlin Motorsport
129
3rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F300 (Mugen Honda)
14
4
6
5
4
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
14
4
6
5
4
129
year
series
team
points
position
2000
Carlin Motorsport
0
28th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara F300 (Mugen-Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1
1
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
48
year
series
team
points
position
1999
115
6th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
115
year
series
team
points
position
1999
Diamond Racing
103
4th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara 398 (Mugen Honda)
7
2
5
1
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
7
2
5
1
1
103
year
series
team
points
position
1998
Dome Project
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Dallara 398 (Mugen Honda)
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
type
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest lap
2024
Racing
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2023
Racing
5
0
0
0
0
2022
Racing
25
0
1
0
0
2021
Racing
16
0
0
0
1
2020
Racing
13
1
2
1
1
2019
Racing
17
2
4
2
1
2018
Racing
17
1
2
0
0
2017
Racing
16
1
1
2
1
2016
Racing
16
0
0
0
0
2015
Racing
17
0
1
0
2
2014
Racing
18
0
0
2
0
2013
Racing
24
1
2
1
1
2012
Racing
21
0
2
0
0
2011
Racing
17
0
0
2
0
2010
Racing
17
0
0
0
0
2008
Racing
4
0
0
0
0
2007
Racing
17
0
0
0
0
2006
Racing
18
0
0
0
0
2005
Racing
16
0
0
0
0
2004
Racing
18
0
1
0
0
2003
Racing
1
0
0
0
0
2002
Racing
17
0
0
0
0
2001
Racing
28
14
20
7
17
2000
Racing
20
5
7
5
6
1999
Racing
8
4
6
1
1
1998
Racing
1
0
0
0
0

Racing Highlights

year
series
position
2001
British Formula 3
1st
2001
Masters of Formula 3 - Zandvoort
1st
2001
Macau Grand Prix - Formula 3
1st
2000
British formula 3
3rd
1999
Europa Cup Britain
2nd
1999
Macau Asian Formula 2000 Challenge
1st

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driver
championship
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change
01
Formula 1
2204.55
+2
02
Formula 1
2130.8
-3.4
03
Formula 1
2034.25
+2.8
04
Formula 1
2023.45
+3
05
British GT Championship - GT3
1999.6
-5.4
06
Formula 1
1992.25
+1.8
07
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
1990.25
-
08
ARCA Series
1956.65
-6.3
09
Intercontinental GT Challenge
1946.35
-
10
Formula 1
1946.1
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