Race Driver Takuma Sato
A first-rate driver from Japan who has stood on the winner's podium for both the Formula 1 and IndyCar Series, the world's top two formula car racing series.
Born in Tokyo on January 28, 1977. Sato began bicycle racing when he was in high school, garnering a record of performance that included victories in inter-highschool competitions and All-Japan Student Championships. Through it all, he never lost sight of a dream the seeds of which were planted when he first saw an F1 race as a young child. In pursuit of that dream, he entered the Suzuka Circuit Racing School (SRS-F) in 1996. Following his kart-racing debut, he began F1 racing from 2002 through 2008, during which he achieved victory in the 2004 American GP. Since 2010, he has been active mainly in the United States, where he races in the IndyCar Series.
The IndyCar Series is America's most popular formula car racing competition. It culminates in the Indianapolis 500, the world's fastest circuit race and one of the world's Big Three automobile racing events, together with the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans races. The IndyCar Series includes a total of 17 races each year in the United States and Canada, major events attended by crowds of more than 400,000. Broadcast in 147 countries, its popularity is firmly established.
The series features a wide variety of racing courses, including racing on F1 “road” courses, “street” racing on public city streets, and “oval” race track circuit competitions. The richly varied spectacle includes pitched battles at speeds of up to 350km/h.
Out of concern for the environment, corn-derived ethanol fuel is being used for the first time. These races showcase the most sophisticated state-of-the-art motor racing technologies in North America.
Through our partnership with this top-rated American racing team, ABeam Consulting is able to marshal our knowledge and experience with the latest digital technology to support Sato. Our own analytical tools enable state-of-the-art driving analysis, fault forecasting, and actual racing data collection and analysis to help Sato's team achieve optimum performance.