Formula One racing has seen a lot of promising performers from the Asian country of Japan. Although Japanese machines tend to be much superior to their men that drive the machines there are certain exceptions. Takuma Sato is one of Japan’s most unique Formula One drivers. The thing that sets him apart from other Japanese drivers is his lack of experience in the field. Ironically the Tokyo born racer was an active participant in bicycle racing. He had managed to win a number of junior national competitions but how he managed to make his way into Formula One remains a mystery. Although he has had a number of memorable moments in the sport he is currently without a drive because his team the Super Arguri has withdrew from the game after participating in four races in 2008.
Unlike most of the Formula One drivers we read about Takuma Sato started his karting career towards the end of his teens in the year 1996. This was quite a late start but Sato patiently persevered and made his way through to All Japan Formula Three Championships as a member of the Mugen Dome project. He broke his contract in the middle of the term and left to take part in European racing. Then he competed in a number of Formula Three competitions putting in his best efforts and producing decent results for his team.
It was in the year 2002 that Takuma Sato managed to graduate into Formula one as part of the Honda powered Jordon team. He was known to be fast but reckless at the same time as he had the habit of crashing during his speed thrills. The late comer into the sport enjoys only one podium stand victory in his career which came in 2004 in the USGP series. He stayed with BAR till 2005 after which he joined the Super Aguri in the United States in the year 2006. Here he had the privilege of being in a team with Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. He has had a decent run with the team but was forced out of action due to the bankruptcy of Super Aguri