Tag Archive: Toyota

Mar 29

Hamlin outlasts Keselowski to win STP 500

Denny Hamlin delivers win for Gibbs, Toyota

Denny HamlinWith Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Toyota confirms WRC return in 2017

Toyota confirmed today that it will return to the FIA World Rally Championship with a Yaris World Rally Car in 2017.

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda ended months of speculation when he made the announcement during a press conference in Tokyo, at which the Yaris WRC made its public debut in a launch livery. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Sard Racing Team and Team Morand join forces to create Team Sard-Morand

Pierre Ragues confirmed for full FIA WEC avec season with Team Sard-Morand

Team Sard-Morand A combination with world-class ambitions for the FIA World Endurance Championship. French racer Pierre Ragues has today announced he will take part in the full 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with the newly formed Team Sard-Morand.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Sarrazin to develop Toyota WRC challenger

Venturi Formula E driver has been selected as the primary test driver for Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship.

Venturi driver selected for test driver roleSarrazin, who also races for Toyota in the World Endurance Championship, will spearhead the development of the Yaris WRC, which will start competing in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Mike Conway will be competing for TOYOTA Racing in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship

Conway to Race in WEC for TOYOTA

Mike Conway Conway will join Alex Wurz and Stéphane Sarrazin in the #2 TOYOTA during the 2015 season. The trio formed a great unit at the back end of 2014 winning the 6 Hours of Bahrain in November and helping TOYOTA claim the WEC Manufacturers title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Two more solid performances from ALDO Racing at the 2015 Dakar

ALDO Racing Stages 10 & 11 report from the 2015 Dakar

ALDO  sur les hauts plateaux des Andes Canadians David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé of the ALDO Racing Team kept on trucking following their disastrous day last Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Button admits ‘interest growing’ in Le Mans switch

Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Alonso in Dubai, not Woking as wait continues

Yet another week is threatening to pass with Fernando Alonso’s future still unclear

2014-06-08_0719 Most insiders are utterly convinced that the Spaniard is heading to McLaren-Honda, amid reports the 33-year-old is even scheduled to visit Woking this week to sign what is expected to be the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Three teams in battle for 2015 survival

The fate of three formula one teams continues to hang in the balance.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams The health of the sport’s most financially struggling outfits has been under an intense spotlight since it emerged the richest teams might be asked to plug gaps on the 2015 grid by running three-car operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Schumacher’s brother in divorce dispute – report

Ralf Schumacher is locked in a bitter dispute with his wife Cora, as the couple head towards divorce.

DTM - Ralf Schumacher The German-language magazine Closer reports that the 39-year-old younger brother of F1 legend Michael, and his wife Cora are now communicating only through lawyers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Kobayashi hopes for three-car top teams in 2015

“I don’t know how many teams will exist next year.”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi has admitted in Singapore that he may be left out of Caterham’s plans for his home Japanese grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Caldarelli rules himself out for Caterham seat

Andrea Caldarelli has counted himself out of the running to race for Caterham in the near future.

9. (1280x1024)As the cockpit reshuffling continues in the wake of Kamui Kobayashi’s missed race at Spa, it is known that the team’s new leadership wants Roberto Merhi to drive the car under Singapore’s lights this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Lucas Auer to get his next sports car outing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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Having acquired some initial experience with a sports prototype in last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at Bahrain, Austrian racing driver, Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), will get another sports car outing next month.

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Aug 18

Axed Marmorini hits back at Ferrari

Luca Marmorini has lashed out at Ferrari after being ousted as the fabled team’s engine boss.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini Also well-known for his position at Toyota, the Italian’s F1 career dates back more than two decades to Maranello. But he was ousted by new team boss Marco Mattiacci a few weeks ago, amid the general feeling that he was to blame for Ferrari’s underpowered turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Ravetto confirms new nose for Caterham at Spa

New team deputy Manfredi Ravetto has confirmed Caterham will debut a new nose at this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

Will Stevens - photo Caterham F1 Team After founder Tony Fernandes’ exit and the new management’s ousting of 40 staff, the struggling backmarker team pressed the throttle on a development push in the hope of re-capturing the lucrative tenth in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Albers not denying Caterham to axe ‘double nose’

New team boss Christijan Albers is not denying Caterham will axe the 2014 car’s unseemly nose.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 03 We reported last month that the distinctive solution at the front of this year’s green-liveried car could be the popular victim of a development push by the team’s new management. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Glock not looking for F1 return

Timo Glock has admitted he has all but given up on the thought of returning to formula one.

20131020-0114 After Toyota withdrew from F1, the talented German raced for Virgin/Marussia for three years until he accepted a plum works BMW seat in the premier touring car series DTM last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Marmorini out at Ferrari, Hakkinen worries about Fry

Earlier this week, the fabled Italian team denied reports that Fry is also in danger of being axed.

2014-06-05_0038 Weeks after the rumours first emerged, Ferrari has this week finally admitted that engine boss Luca Marmorini is leaving the Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

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