WATCH: Takuma Sato Explains How to Win the Indy 500

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

The 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is drawing near, but before we all watch in awe on May 27, it would be wise to take a look back at last year’s race. Although it featured two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso, it was his Andretti Autosport teammate Takuma Sato – driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing this season – that stole the show to take the second victory of his Verizon IndyCar Series career and first at the Brickyard.

Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid sat down with the reigning Indianapolis 500 champion to discuss “The Blueprint.”

Joey Barnes is the Founder of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.