The 2013 season was fourth year in Indycars for Japanese ex-F1 driver Takuma Sato. For 2013, Sato joined A. J. Foyt’s team, driving the No. 14 car vacated by Mike Conway. In the third race of the season at Long Beach, Sato scored his first IndyCar win, in his 52nd start in the series, making him the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race. The car used by the series in 2013 was Dallara DW12, fourth generation Dallala Indycar, introduced in 2012. Starting in 2012, Dallara began providing the common monocoque and suspension parts for the new IndyCar formulae – known as the IndyCar Safety Cell – with the intent that the bodywork and aero parts can and will be provided by other manufacturers. The cars will be branded by the make who provides the “Aero Kit.” Dallara rolled out the chassis with its own optional spec aero kit. The aero kit concept was temporarily shelved due to cost concerns, making the Dallara kit the universal spec for 2012-2014. The engines were supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, and Foyt’s team was one of those who used Honda HI13TT V6 turbo engine.
The scale model is produced by Greenlight, the major manufacturer of modern Indycar models in 1:18 and 1:64 scales. The company also made few models in 1:43 – Indycars driven by Takuma Sato for Japanese market.
|2013||IZOD IndyCar Series||GP of Long Beach|
|Takuma Sato||14||A. J. Foyt Enterprises|
|Dallara DW12||Honda||ABC Supply Co.|