Sato enjoys Pole Day at Indianapolis
10 May 2009 – Former Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday for Pole Day. Former Forumla One driver Takuma Sato is visiting the Speedway on Pole Day. Sato, a two-time participant in the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis, was eager to take in the atmosphere of the Indianapolis 500 and displayed an interest in racing in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" in the future.
Takuma Sato said on Saturday: "Obviously, I know the track, but this is my first trip during the IndyCar Series, and I'm very impressed. This place, obviously, is very important. I'm looking forward to any possibility of a chance in my future plans"
Speaking about the main difference between the atmosphere around the Formula 1 paddock and at the Indy 500 Sato said: "I only know the race days in F1, so the Indy 500 on Race Day will be massively different from Pole Day today. But obviously I can get the feel that this is one of the biggest events in motorsports in the world. I'm so excited for it."