Takuma Sato Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The season opener of the NTT IndyCar Series saw a lot of action that resulted in six retirements, notably in the first 30 laps that took out some of the heavy favorites in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida. One of the major storylines heading into the 110-lap contest was the struggles of two-time St. Pete winner Sebastien Bourdais, who was eyeing on a three-peat at the 1.8-mile circuit. His bid for a three-peat was already facing multiple roadblocks. Not only he hadRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After spending the 2018 IndyCar season racing on the road/street courses for Ed Carpenter Racing, Jordan King will attempt to make his oval debut in 2019. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced King will enter the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in a third entry for the team alongside Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato. King impressed on his debut in 2018. The Englishman set a new track record at St. Petersburg on his first weekend in INDYCAR competition and led 11 laps last year. His bestRead More

Posted On November 8, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Sebastien Bourdais

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the seventh-place finisher, Sebastien Bourdais. Sebastien Bourdais, No. 18 Sealmaster Honda 2018: 7th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 5, Top 10: 8, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 108 Best Finish: 1st (St. Petersburg) After a strong start to the season with a victory at St. Petersburg and pole at Phoenix, it’s hard to picture a better start to the 2018 IndyCar season for SebastienRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list begins with the 12th-place finisher, Takuma Sato. Takuma Sato, No. 30 Mi Jack/Panasonic Honda 2018: 12th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 4, Top 10: 7, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 32 Best Finish: 1st (Grand Prix of Portland) While Takuma Sato came off an all-time high last season with an Indianapolis 500 win for Andretti Autosport, he had a mixed bag of results highlighted by aRead More

Posted On September 16, 2018By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Takuma Sato Will Return to RLL in 2019

By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist SONOMA, California — Takuma Sato will return to race for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a second consecutive year. Sato will compete in his 10th IndyCar Series season in 2019 and his third with RLL. He drove for the team in 2012, scoring a best finish of second at Edmonton and an additional podium at Sao Paulo. “I’m very pleased that we were able to come to terms to extend Takuma’s contract,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-ownerRead More
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By INDYCAR PORTLAND, Oregon – Takuma Sato went to victory lane in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland, but Scott Dixon felt like a winner, too. Alexander Rossi had mixed feelings. Dixon salvaged what could have been a disastrous points day relative to the Verizon IndyCar Series championship by finishing fifth. Rossi had bad luck of a different kind but managed to scramble back to finish eighth, losing just three points to Dixon, the leader in the season standings. GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND: Official results One double-points race remains: the INDYCAR GrandRead More

Posted On August 31, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Wickens Transferred to Methodist Hospital

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Per Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Robert Wickens has been transferred to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after spending 12 days at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The Canadian will soon undergo further surgery on his lower extremities that were injured in his August 19th crash at Pocono Raceway. On Lap 7 of the ABC Supply 500, Wickens was alongside Ryan Hunter-Reay heading to the Tunnel Turn when the two had contact, sending Wickens into the catch fencing and spinning around in the air. James Hinchcliffe, PietroRead More

Posted On August 21, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Bourdais Fights Hard at Pocono

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — Sebastien Bourdais had his second top-10 finish in a row in Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway as the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series winner at St. Petersburg finished fourth. After an hour and 56 minute red flag after the Lap 7 incident involving Robert Wickens, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato and Pietro Fittipaldi, Bourdais showed concern over the condition of the catch fencing repair job at Pocono. “Just look at it, it’s a damned disgrace,” said Bourdais. “You look atRead More
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Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Veach Finishes Sixth at Pocono

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — After topping the speed chart in what would be Saturday’s only practice session for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, Zach Veach managed to score his first top-10 finish in a 500 mile race with a sixth place finish at Pocono Raceway. Starting seventh, the Ohio native never ran outside the first 10 cars all day long and managed to get sixth from Marco Andretti on Lap 179. Veach stayed in position during the last 20 laps and couldn’t get close enough to JosefRead More

Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Red Flag after Incident at ABC Supply 500

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — A massive incident on Lap 8 of the ABC Supply 500 has brought out the red flag in the 14th race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Ryan Hunter-Reay and Robert Wickens were racing in the upper portion of the field when the two had contact with Wickens’s right front and Hunter-Reay’s left rear. The No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda was going low on the No. 28 DHL Honda and after contact in the Tunnel Turn, Hunter-Reay spun backwards into theRead More