Tag Archive: TF109

Mar 07

Pirelli announces the new test car for 2012

A test driver should be appointed later this month.

Pirelli2010-01-31 - Renault R30 00bItalian tyre firm Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to Formula One, will make use of a 2010 Renault R30 for testing purposes this year, with the test driver still to be appointed.

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Feb 20

Pirelli closer to deal for 2010 test car

Pirelli is closer to finding a solution to its current lack of a F1 test car.

Pirelli2011-11-13 - Pirelli - Abu Dhabi 12In the past two years, the sport’s Italian supplier has used the last car raced by defunct team Toyota to develop its tyres. But Paul Hembery, Pirelli motor sport director, has said the 2009-spec TF109 is now too outdated and has been retired.

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Jul 06

Di Grassi confirmed as Pirelli test driver

Brazilian driver Lucas di Grassi has been confirmed as Pirelli’s test driver.

2011-07-06 - Pirelli - Lucas di GrassiThe 26-year-old will drive the Italian company’s Toyota TF109 test car to develop the latest generation of Formula One tyres for the future in at least five tests this year.

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Feb 09

Pirelli brings all dry compounds to Jerez

 “The feedback from all the drivers and teams after Valencia was very positive”

2010-11-18 - Pirelli 00102011-01-16 - Pirelli 0014Just one week after the opening official test session of the year in Valencia, Pirelli is back on track once more for the second group test, which covers four days on the Spanish circuit of Jerez from February 10-13. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

Pirelli wants newer F1 car for private tyre testing

Pirelli has decided it needs to use a fully-modern F1 car rather than a “hybrid” solution

Pirelli 001-2010PirelliPirelli and the F1 teams are looking into options so that the sport’s new tyre supplier can test with a fully up-to-date car. In its development preparations for the 2011 season, the Italian marque has used a 2009-specification Toyota run by the departed F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Grosjean hoping for full-time Pirelli test role

Romain Grosjean has admitted he is hoping to be appointed the full-time replacement for departed Pirelli tyre tester Nick Heidfeld.

“I am doing two days at Monza on Tuesday and Wednesday”

Romain GrosjeanHeidfeld left the role after his third Pirelli tyre test at Jerez late last week because he is returning to the formula one grid with Sauber. Former Renault racer and GP2 driver Grosjean, 24, will replace the Sauber-bound German when F1’s incoming official tyre supplier moves its 2011 programme to the Monza circuit this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 18

Mercedes may not replace Heidfeld as reserve driver

Mercedes might not appoint a formal replacement for its departed F1 reserve driver Nick Heidfeld.

2010-05-08 - Mercedes GP - Nick Heidfeld 01The Brackley based team agreed to release 33-year-old Heidfeld so that he can become Pirelli’s permanent tyre development tester. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Pirelli tyres to make August test debut at Mugello

Four compounds will be supplied to the teams

Pirelli TyresPirelli is expected to kick off its formula one testing programme before the 2010 calendar’s August break is out. The Italian marque recently began testing its new GP2 tyres, and Germany’s Auto Bild Motorsport believes Mugello will be the scene of the first F1 prototypes’ debuts — fitted to Toyota’s 2009 car, the TF109. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 19

New Toyota makes debut in Portugal

Test at the Portimao venue

Toyota-TF109-08Following the debut of the new McLaren on Saturday, Sunday was Toyota’s turn to put the first laps on its 2009 contender, the TF109. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Toyota reveals 2009 car online (+photo album)

Toyota launched its 2009 contender online on Thursday

Revealing the goal to finally win a grand prix and scotching rumours this might be the Japanese marque’s last season in formula one.

(Toyota TF109 launching album)

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Jan 15

Race win crucial to Toyota’s F1 future

Without a debut grand prix victory in 2009

Toyota’s future in formula one remains clouded. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Panasonic Toyota Racing ready for TF109 premiere

We feel it is important to allow fans to share the excitement of a new car premiere

Panasonic Toyota Racing’s latest Formula 1 car, the TF109, will be given its world premiere in an online exclusive on 15 January.

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Dec 25

Ferrari to be first to reveal 2009 car

new single seater at Fiorano in the middle of January

Ferrari looks set to be the first team to unveil its 2009 car, according to reports in the Italian press. Read the rest of this entry »

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