Takuma Sato articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Why you should watch… IndyCar 10th April 2010, 14:27

Think ‘IndyCar’ and many European racing fans think ‘ovals’. But this year’s IndyCar championship features more road and street tracks than ovals as the series becomes ever closer in spirit to its CART heyday.

Sato to drive Lotus-Cosworth IndyCar 13th March 2010, 14:25

Takuma Sato will drive a Lotus-branded IndyCar in certain rounds of this year’s IndyCar championship. The car will be run by KV Racing and is set for its first outing at St Petersburg in Florida in two weeks’ time. The series holds its first round at a new street circuit in Sao Paolo tomorrow. According […]

No Lotus comeback for Takuma Sato 13th December 2009, 11:32

Bad news for Takuma Sato fans – the Japanese driver’s manager has ruled out him making a return to the cockpit in 2010 with Lotus. Lotus are set to announce their driver line-up on Monday and it’s looking increasingly likely that Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen will be named. Japan had two F1 drivers on […]

2008 F1 driver biographies updated 22nd December 2008, 7:00

I’ve updated each of the F1 Fanatic driver biographies with details of their performances in 2008. Links to the new biographies below:

Who should Toro Rosso pick? (Poll) 8th December 2008, 15:00

Toro Rosso will run at least three different drivers in the three-day test at the Jerez circuit starting tomorrow. Sebastien Bourdais will be in the car along with Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato. But with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Bruno Senna now potentially available, who should Toro Rosso pick for 2009? Cast your vote […]

A history of Japanese F1 drivers (Part 2) 23rd October 2008, 7:00

Guest writer Andrew Tsvyk concludes his look at the history of Japanese drivers in Formula 1. See part 1 here. This second instalment covers the likes of Takuma Sato, Kazuki Nakajima and Ukyo Katayama. Plus, the only driver to stand on the podium at his home race.

Is this the 2009 F1 drivers entry list? 16th October 2008, 12:00

McLaren, Ferrari, BMW, Williams and Red Bull have their driver line-ups set for 2009. With a few informed guesses we can probably make a decent guess at what the official 2009 F1 driver line-up will look like. Here’s my thoughts, share yours below:

Ten ways to get a drive in F1 (part 1/3) 4th October 2008, 13:00

Brits on Pole duo Andy & LJH start a three-part look at how the current F1 field got their big breaks in Formula 1. Long-term job security isn’t a concept many would associate with Formula One ?ǣ but at the other end of a driver’s career you’d be forgiven for thinking that a network of […]

Lucas di Grassi poised to take Renault seat off Nelson Piquet Jnr for 2009 30th September 2008, 18:36

New rumours on the 2009 F1 driver market suggest Nelson Piquet Jnr will be dropped by Renault at the end of the year. But Brazilian F1 fans need not despair as Piquet’s countryman Lucas di Grassi is being lined up to replace him. Renault is offering Piquet to Toro Rosso according to Autosport – might […]

2009 F1 drivers: who will be dropped? 19th September 2008, 15:00

Before the Italian Grand Prix ITV showed an interview with Sebastien Bourdais. The stress of knowing his F1 drive for 2009 is under threat was plain to see as he started crying at one point. He’s not the only driver who’s place in F1 in 2009 is in doubt: Nelson Piquet Jnr is waiting to […]