First IndyCar Win for Takuma Sato

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First IndyCar Win for Takuma Sato

April 23, 2013 by  
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After leading for fifty laps of the eighty lap Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach on Sunday, Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver ever to win an IndyCar championship race…

Vitantonio Liuzzi

March 23, 2010 by  
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Vitantonio “Tonio” Liuzzi was born in Locorotondo, Italy, on 6 August 1981. He began kart racing at the age of 9. During his time as a kart racing driver he won the Italian Karting Championship (1993) and the Karting World Championship (2001), amongst other successes. In 2001 Liuzzi debuted in single-seater racing, taking second place [...]

Nicolas Hülkenberg

March 23, 2010 by  
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Born in Emmerich am Rhein, Germany, on 19 August 1987, Nicolas “Nico” Hülkenberg began karting at the age of 10. He won the German Junior Karting Championship in 2002 and took the German Kart Championship title in 2003. In 2005, Hülkenberg made his Formula BMW ADAC debut, winning the championship with nine wins and eight [...]

Jenson Button

March 23, 2010 by  
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Jenson Alexander Lyons Button is a British Formula One driver born in Frome on 19 January 1980. He hit the track at a young age, beginning with karting at eight years. In 1989, at 9 years of age, Jenson Button took first competed in the British Super Prix. He achieved many successes as a kart [...]

Lucas Di Grassi

March 22, 2010 by  
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Born in São Paulo, Brazil, on 11 August 1984, Lucas Tucci Di Grassi started his racing career in karting, before moving on to formula racing in 2002, where he completed the Brazilian Formula Renault season in second place, as runner-up to Sérgio Jiminez. In 2003, Di Grassi transitioned to Formula Three, finishing the Formula Three [...]

Karun Chandhok

March 22, 2010 by  
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Karun Chandhok was born on 19 January 1984 in Chennai, India. His racing career started in the year 2000, when he won seven out of the ten races of India’s Formula Maruti series, claiming the title of Indian National Racing Champion. Building on his success, Chandhok became the youngest ever Asian Formula Champion when he [...]

Kamui Kobayashi

March 22, 2010 by  
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Born in the town of Amagasaki, Japan, on 13 September 1986, Kamui Kobayashi was nine years old when he started his motor-sport career as so many drivers have – by competing in kart racing. His determination, and no small degree of skill, won him third place in the 1996 SL Takarazuka Tournament Cadet Class series. [...]

Jacques Villeneuve

February 9, 2009 by  
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Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve was born in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada on the 9th of April 1971. At the tender age of eleven years, Jacques Villeneuve lost his well-loved and much respected father, Gilles Villeneuve, a Formula One driver, during a qualifying round at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1982. Jacques Villeneuve followed his father’s footsteps [...]

Nelson Piquet

February 9, 2009 by  
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Nelson Piquet Souto Maior or as most people know him, Nelson Piquet, was born on August 17, 1952 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nelson’s father was a Brazilian government minister and did not approve of his son’s racing career, and so forced his son to use his mother’s maiden name Piquet instead. Nelson Piquet is [...]