IndyCar »

I am confident it will come soon, says Sato

Takuma Sato 'disappointed not to finish' Honda GP of St. Petersburg – but 'confident' it will come together soon.
Takuma Sato says he has learned a lot following his second outing in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.

Sato, who was competing in his first race in the #5 car's iconic green-and-yellow Lotus livery, started the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg, which was postponed until Monday due to rain, from eleventh.

He then used all of his F1 experience to overcome the challenging track conditions to move up to eight by lap 21. However, at that point he was fighting to get into the fuel window when he ran into the tyre wall while defending his position.

"I was disappointed not to finish today," Taku said. "I enjoyed the start of race. The conditions were very tricky, but I was able to improve a few positions, which was a great feeling.

"During the early part of the race I was able to battle and make some more positions. Then, I was struggling with the balance and wanted to pit, but we were trying to stretch to the fuel window. Unfortunately, while I was struggling I was trying to defend my position when I hit the wall.

"I have learned a lot about the car these first two races, but I still have some things to learn about this series. I am confident it will come soon."



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
26-28 March 2010, St petersburg, Florida USA #5 KV Racing`s Takuma Sato.
26-28 March 2010, St petersburg, Florida USA #5 KV Racing`s Takuma Sato.
26-28 March 2010, St petersburg, Florida USA #5 KV Racing`s Takuma Sato.
26-28 March 2010, St petersburg, Florida USA #5 KV Racing`s Takuma Sato.
26-28 March 2010, St petersburg, Florida USA #5 KV Racing`s Takuma Sato.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


JJJ

March 31, 2010 10:53 AM

Sato is pretty much performing the same way Robert Doornbos did last year and that's not a good thing. Seems like these cars are hard to get to terms with for drivers used to more modern cars.

Don - Unregistered

March 30, 2010 8:41 PM

It would be nice to see Sato finish a race and see how he does. He can't keep the car in one piece yet. Thought he would do better on the road courses than he has.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.