Kimiya Sato

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Kimiya Sato
Nationality  Japanese
Born (1989-10-05) 5 October 1989 (age 24)
Kobe (Japan)
2014 Auto GP World Series
Debut season 2013
Current team Euronova Racing
Car no. 16
Starts 16
Wins 5
Poles 0
Fastest laps 5
Best finish 2nd in 2013
Previous series
2012
2011
2011
200910
2008
2008
200607
2004
German Formula Three
Formula 3 Euro Series
FIA Formula 3 International Trophy
All Japan Formula Three
Formula Challenge Japan
Formula BMW Pacific
Formula BMW UK
Asia-Pacific Championship ICA

Kimiya Sato (佐藤 公哉 Sato Kimiya?, born 5 October 1989 in Japan, Kobe) is a Japanese racing driver. He currently competes at the GP2 Series with Campos Racing.

After competing in karting in Asia, Sato spent two seasons in Formula BMW UK, ending fourth in 2007. He returned to Japan and resulted runner-up in the 2008 Formula Challenge Japan, then second and fourth in the 2009 and 2010 National Class of the All-Japan Formula Three Championship.

Back in Europe, Sato was 10th in the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series and third in the 2012 German Formula Three. He climbed to Auto GP in 2013, where he ended second in the championship. Also in 2013, he drove for Sauber at the Formula One Young Driver Test, finishing 13th fastest on day 3 of the test.[1] Sato was the 25th fastest of 31 drivers overall.

For the 2014 season, he entered the GP2 Series with Campos Racing.

He is not related to Formula One and IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Formula BMW UK Rowan Motorsport 20 0 0 0 0 39 10th
2007 Formula BMW UK Nexa Racing 18 1 1 1 1 510 4th
Formula BMW World Final Team Loctite 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th
2008 Formula Challenge Japan  – 16 1 1 3 8 171 2nd
Formula BMW Pacific* Eurasia Motorsport 1 0 0 0 1 N/A N/P
2009 All-Japan Formula Three-National Class Team Nova 16 3 2 2 10 89 2nd
2010 All-Japan Formula Three-National Class Team Nova 16 1 0 1 5 43 4th
Macau Grand Prix Motopark Academy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 24th
2011 Formula 3 Euro Series Motopark Academy 27 1 0 0 2 86 10th
FIA Formula 3 International Trophy 6 0 0 0 0 7 9th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
2012 German Formula Three Lotus 27 4 3 7 12 86 3rd
2013 Auto GP World Series Euronova Racing 16 5 0 5 9 213 2nd
2014 GP2 Series Campos Racing 7 0 0 0 0 0 25th*
Auto GP World Series Euronova Racing 6 3 0 3 6 114 1st*
  • † – As Sato was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series Results[edit]

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points DC
2011 Motopark Academy Dallara F308 VW LEC HOC ZAN RBR NOR NÜR SIL VAL HOC 86 10th
Ret 6 8 Ret 12 10 7 1 10 11 4 10 6 Ret 8 8 5 12 8 4 DSQ 8 2 9 Ret 7 9

Complete Auto GP World Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2013 Euronova Racing MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

1
MAR
1

3
MAR
2

3
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

6
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

1
MUG
1

Ret
MUG
2

3
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

1
DON
1

14†
DON
2

5
BRN
2

4
BRN
2

1
2nd 213
2014 Euronova Racing MAR
1

1
MAR
2

2
LEC
1

3
LEC
2

3
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

1
MNZ
1

MNZ
2

IMO
1

1
IMO
2

4
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

8†
NÜR
1

NÜR
2

EST
1

EST
2

1st* 182*

† Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2014 Campos Racing BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

19
ESP
FEA

19
ESP
SPR

15
MON
FEA

15
MON
SPR

14
AUT
FEA

Ret
AUT
SPR

19
GBR
FEA

23
GBR
SPR

20
GER
FEA

GER
SPR

HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

RUS
FEA

RUS
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

28th* 0*

* Season in progress.

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