Takuma Sato: Up Close & Personal
Personal Car: Acura ZDX (U.S.A.), Honda BEAT (Japan), Classic MINI (Monaco)
Favorite Hobby: Cycling
Favorite Music: Pops, R&B, Jazz
Heroes: Ayrton Senna
Favorite vacation spot: Izu Peninsula
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite food: Marinated flank steak; Sato pork chops
Favorite drink: Japanese Sake and Wine
Favorite dessert: Sue’s key lime pie
Favorite movie: Man on Fire
Favorite actor/actress: Nicolas Cage
Favorite sport (other than racing) to watch on TV: Cycling
Favorite Race Tracks (& Why): Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The fastest track
Favorite restaurant: Fogo De Chao
Favorite holiday: White beaches, blue sky and blue sea
Favorite present received (ever): Bicycle
Favorite season (besides ‘racing season’): Autumn
Your answering machine message: Don’t have one
Oldest thing in your refrigerator: No idea!
Pets: Used to have birds, a chicken, a rabbit, cats and a dog.
Something you do before every race: Massage
Most interesting fact about your career: Start racing when I was university student.
Something most people don't know about you: Not very good at packing!
Who would you like to have dinner with: Steve Jobs
Quality you value most in others: honesty, loyalty, humor
What you'd be if you weren't a race driver: Pilot
How you got started in racing: Suzuka Racing School
How you relax at the race track: Sleep
How you spend your spare time: Usually fixing something
Greatest Fear: Lose health
Secret Wish: Well, that’s a secret...
Awards: British AUTOSPORTS Award “National Driver of the Year”, Italian award “Confartigianato Motori”, French award “L’Automobile”, JAF award “Motorsport Special Prize”, F1 Racing Magazine “Overtake of the Year”, “Personalty of the Year”, Honorary Citizen of Machida. etc...
Most proud accomplishment: Macau GP, won it when you really had no other choice because I already grabbed a F1 seat so I didn’t have to take a part of it but I wanted win there.
Best advice your mother ever gave you: Remind your gratitude.
Greatest influence on/in your life: Japanese GP in 1987
What you like most about yourself: Positive Attitude
Most thrilling experience in a race car: Last 6 laps of the 2012 Indy 500
Most thrilling experience outside of a racecar: Scuba diving at Maldives
Toughest part of your job: Constant traveling
Your highest goal in racing: Winning Indy 500 and Series
What would a successful life look like to you? Having good friends, happy family, be able to challenge something you’re interested in, decent income!