Marino Sato

Name: Satō Marino (more commonly known as Marino Sato)
Born: May 12th 1999
Nationality: Japanese
Team: Trident
Car Number: 23

Career
Sato started karting competitively in 2011 when he entered the Formula 125 Junior Open Asian Karting Championship, placing 12th with 30 points. His next year was a lot busier, competing in the Junior Rotax Max Challeneg Grand Finals where he finished 28th with Eiko Japan, the TaG Junior MG Tires SKUSA SuperNationals XVI where he finished 13th with Phil Giebler Racing and the KF3 Asia Pacific Championship where he finished 2nd. In 2013, Sato moved to compete in the X30 Junior IAME International Final in 16th, the KFJ WSK Super Master Series in 38th and the KFJ WSK Final Cup in 32nd. He finished off his karting career in 2014 where he competed in the CIK-FIA European KF Championship finishing 49th, KF WSK Super Master Series in 37th and the KF2 South Garda Winter Cup in 19th.

Marino moved to the Italian Formula 4 Championship in 2015 where he competed with Vincenzo Sospiri Racing Srl where he took one podium, one fastest laps and 62 points to place him 10th in the standings. He stuck with the team for a following year in the Italian F4 where he took a single win and 42 points to place him 18th in the standings.

He made his debut in Formula 3 when he joined Motopark to race alongside them in the 2017 season. He finished 19th in the standings during his rookie year with one point. Also in 2017, Sato competed in the Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix with Motopark with VEB but he didn’t finish after he crashed at the kink at the entry of Fisherman’s Bend.

Sato stuck with Motopark for the 2018 season of the FIA Formula 3 Championship with a much more successful year, taking in 31.5 points and 16th in the standings. He also competed in Macau with the team once again however he didn’t finish once again due to a crash at the exit of Lisboa corner.

In 2019, Sato claimed first in the standings during the Euroformula Open Championship with Motopark, securing 9 wins and 11 podiums to make 309 points total.

FIA Formula 2
Sato made his debut into FIA Formula 2 with Campos Racing where he competed in 6 races at Monza, Sochi and Yas Marina. He managed to finish 21st in the standings.

Heading into 2020, Sato will be racing in car number 23 with Trident alongside fellow team mate -.