Tag Archive: Tadashi Yamashina

May 20

VW may enter F1 with Audi or Porsche branding

But only if the FIA green-lights the touted ‘world engine’

A formula one foray for Volkswagen would probably see the Audi or Porsche names above the garage doors. It has been reported for some time that the German carmaker giant is interested in entering the sport as an engine supplier but only if the FIA green-lights the touted ‘world engine’ for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Trulli might stay at Toyota in 2010 – Howett

Kobayashi possible for 2010 seat – Howett

John HowettJarno Trulli’s hopes of retaining his seat at Toyota beyond 2009 seem to have grown even more, despite earlier expectations that the Italian veteran is set to leave. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Trulli waiting until November for Toyota fate

Jarno Trulli claims he has been asked to sit tight in the hope he might retain his Toyota seat for 2010

2009-07-25 - Toyota Jarno Trulli 3Team president John Howett has repeated on numerous recent occasions that the veteran Italian is very unlikely to keep his drive beyond next month’s Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Toyota signs up supplier for 2010 ‘and beyond’

Amid all the speculation about Toyota’s future in F1

The Cologne based team on Thursday announced a supplier agreement for the 2010 season. It is believed the Toyota Motor Corporation may not approve the team’s budget for next year at a November board meeting, but it has nonetheless been confirmed that ZF Sachs will supply dampers and clutches in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Toyota’s future in F1 ‘unclear’ – boss

Money an obstacle to Toyota commitment – boss

2009-04-18 - Toyota - Jarno Trulli 01Toyota’s team boss has plainly admitted that the ongoing participation of the Japanese carmaker in formula one is “unclear”. Tadashi Yamashina was earlier quoted by the Yomiuri newspaper as indicating that money, relating to the success of the parent company and also cost-cutting efforts within formula one, are issues to consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Toyota: We must continue to make progress

Toyota proud with its form in 2008
Toyota still have a lot of work to do if they are to challenge the likes of Ferrari and McLaren-Mercedes and ultimately win races, that’s the verdict of team principal, Tadashi Yamashina. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Kobayashi must earn F1 seat – Toyota

Joined the Toyota Drivers Academy programme in 2004

Team boss Tadashi Yamashina says it is Toyota’s “dream” to win the formula one title with a Japanese driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

A ‘Fuji special’ for Toyota, or not?

We are always asked if we prepare specially for Fuji Speedway

Trulli-02-2008-09-27Toyota has prepared a special “Fuji package” in a bid to win its home Japanese grand prix this weekend, team boss Tadashi Yamashina said at a pre-race media event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Toyota boss to miss French GP

Sorry to miss the race

2008-06-07_238A significant figure will be missing from the Toyota pitwall as the 2008 season continues at Magny Cours this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »