As the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500 on Sunday, Sato has been the target of racist remarks - including from a former Denver Post reporter, who said he had a problem with the driver's Memorial Day weekend victory - and Andretti Autosport is rightfully not tolerating any of it.
Frei later tweeted a lengthy apology that began: "I fouled up".
"I'm still in shock", Guenther said. "I know that I can be as quick as anyone in an F1 vehicle". "I respect the Denver Post decision and the people ... nowadays this generation of people thinking that was not an appropriate thing".
Since being the IndyCar and Indy 500 rookie of the year in 2006 with one victory, a lot of people aren't sure what has happened to Andretti.
"As you know Japan has been suffering from [an] quake [in] 2011, and 250,000 people [are] still living in temporary houses today".
"Japan has been suffering from the quake and tsunami in 2011".
"But we're in a new era now", he said, "and Chevrolet's bringing everything they've got and we have to kind of walk that fine line". "I learned more in three weeks at Indy than I did in the last five or 10 years of racing".
"The special part of the celebration for me is it's great worldwide news hitting Japan big time".
Sato used his appearances to again raise awareness for the thousands of people in Japan who remain displaced from the 2011 quake and tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people.
All of them had led laps - Hunter-Reay for 28, Alonso for 27 and Kimball for five. "Indianapolis - it's not about (being) political". Each year, the best drivers in the world compete. The trio is just 11 points behind leader Helio Castroneves of Penske. Simon Pagenaud, the 2016 IndyCar champion, called him "a tremendous racer" who has supported "the sport forever".
The company spends more than $2 million annually on sports-related marketing and another $1.2 million on other advertising campaigns, he said. "We only needed one to come through". It's a real shame. "But you always learn something from those situations, and this time we proved we had what it takes". It said Frei was no longer employed and declined further comment.
"Apparently he deleted it", Kanaan said. The average finish for the Indy 500 victor at Detroit is 11th.
The series shifts to Detroit this weekend for a doubleheader at Belle Isle's street circuit. We have a sponsor, Hitachi.
"I think this is such a nice way to present to them [the] great opportunities". "I realize that things have changed and that I shouldn't have said what I said and how I said it". Obviously, it would be better for us to be winning.
"I apologize to Takuma Sato", he wrote.