Sato Comes Full Cycle Putting To Rest His 2012 Indy 500 Disappointment

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Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato showed on Sunday during the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil why the team were right to sign him to replace Carlos Munoz for the 2017 season.

Sato started the race from fourth place and did a great job running up front all day biding his time and overtaking Helio Castroneves to win the win the race.

It is the second year in a row that a former Formula One driver has won the Indianapolis 500 after Alexander Rossi won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in 2016.

Sato is the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 and by winning the race gave team owner Michael Andretti his second Indianapolis 500 win as a team owner in two years.

Sato came close to winning the race in 2012 but hit the wall after a slight clash with Dario Franchitti but on Sunday he put that firmly behind him to win the Greatest Spectacle in Motorsports.

 

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