Tag: Takuma Sato

Power to Lead Battling Field to Green at Mid-Ohio

This is the fifth time I have sat down to write a qualifying results post about Will Power winning the Verizon P1 Award in 2017. As usual, he dominated in the Firestone Fast 6 segment, earning the 49th Verizon P1 Award of his IndyCar career (tying him for fourth of all-time with Bobby Unser) with

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Could Mid-Ohio be Proving Grounds for Andretti Autosport?

Alexander Rossi could be on the verge of a breakthrough in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Two weeks ago, he achieved his best finish since his victory at the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, with a P2 on the Streets of Toronto. The driver of the No. 98 Andretti Autosport Honda had it dialed in this morning

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Full Throttle Recap: The Indianapolis 500

The 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was a record-breaking and history-making race to remember. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. His win in the No. 26 Honda continued this season’s tradition of having a different winner for each race. We’ve had

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Power Earns 45th IndyCar Pole, 7th at St. Pete

Will Power, man. Do you think his parents had any clue how true his name would ring in his future career? The Team Penske driver earned his 45th IndyCar career pole position today on the Streets of St. Petersburg. It’s safe to say he has a very stable relationship with the circuit. He has now

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AJ Foyt Racing Impresses in Alabama

AJ Foyt Racing ended Friday at Barber Motorsports Park with a 1-2 finish at the conclusion of both practice sessions. Takuma Sato (No. 14 Honda) and Jack Hawksworth (No. 41 Honda) ran fastest laps with nearly identical times, separated by only four-thousandths of a second. Sato even put his hands up at the post-practice presser,

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Saturday Morning’s Front of Field Breakdown; Race #1 Likely in the Wet

Today’s morning practice showed some good signs for Honda Racing. For a good portion of the session, A.J. Foyt Racing drivers Jack Hawksworth and Takuma Sato ran first and second with Graham Rahal rounding out the top 3. There was a single red flag for an incident involving the driver of the No. 11 KVSH

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Holy Houston… What a Weekend!

A first time pole winner. A first time race winner. A rookie race winner. A double rookie podium – twice. An all Colombian podium for the first time in series history. A 40th career pole for a driver. Three first time podium finishers. Those are pretty awesome highlights for a race series season. Oh no

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Sato Surprises, Breaks Record in Detroit

The different format of this morning’s Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit – Dual II qualifications yielded a red flag, record breaking runs and even some premature celebration. The first group had a relatively uneventful 12 minutes on track, included Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe. Hinchcliffe led the group with the fastest lap, clocking in at

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Drivers, Sunshine & Good Times – Part I

Last week in Orlando, there was a whole lotta fun going on. Now, that might not sound surprising considering that the city is one of the top family and vacation destinations in the United States. But instead of cartoon characters, rollercoasters & superheroes… they had racecar drivers. Which, when they think about it, kind of

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Fontana Finale

This weekend is all about the numbers. 25 – the number of points that separate Scott Dixon & Helio Castroneves as they battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship. It is also the number of cars entered into the Finale at Fontana. 11 – the number of different IndyCar winners we would have this season,

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