AJ FOYT RACING
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Driving for Indy legend A.J.
Foyt (LEFT), Sato has more
than 200 combined F1 and
IndyCar starts, and that
experience alone makes him
a wily rival. A more consistent Foyt team could
lead to a strong year from the Japanese charger.
What does the team bring into 2016? “I think
2015 was a good year. We probably couldn’t
optimize as a two-car team immediately, but we
learned a lot. It is something you can’t build in a
day, but we have been working on it.”
ANDRe TTI Au TOspORT
quIe T AChIeveR
Munoz stormed onto
the scene by almost
winning his IndyCar
debut, the 2013 Indy
500. Despite a
rollercoaster ’ 15, he still managed to secure his
first win in tricky conditions in Detroit (ABOVE).
What are your goals for 2016? “Our goal is to
win everything, especially the 100th Indy 500.
That and the championship are our main target.
Honda and the team have been working hard and
changed a lot of things, so let’s aim for that.”
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Karam turned heads with some
at Ganassi in 2015, and last
time he drove for DRR at Indy,
as a rookie in 2014, he went
from 31st on the grid to ninth.
What does Indy mean to you?
“I’ve got one last chance to be the youngest
winner in history. Third time’s the charm. It’s
just one of those things you think about every
day, racing around Indy and winning. Until you
do it, it just keeps you so hungry.”
DALe COYNe RACING
GAINING A FOOThOLD
Filippi has been a semi-regular
in the IndyCar paddock for
three years now, although he
is yet to contest a full season.
Last year the amiable Italian
drove Ed Carpenter’s car on
the road and street courses,
and picked up a second place in Toronto.
What is the best thing about IndyCar? “It’s the
only high-level series where the small teams can
compete with the bigger ones, even if they don’t
have the same resources.”