Tag Archive: Toyota

Sep 26

WEC: Nakajima aiming to recreate Fuji history

For Japanese ace Kazuki Nakajima, he really has the best of both worlds

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0033 While he travels the world as part of Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship assault, the second generation racer also gets to race regularly at home in single seaters in Formula Nippon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

WEC: Toyota back on track after the 24 Hours of Le Mansback on track after the 24 Hours of Le Mans

6 Hours of Nürburgring

2016-06-19-0399 A little over a month after Toyota’s cruel defeat in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is time to get back on track for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

WEC: 6 Hours of Nurburgring final entry list revealed

The race around the 5.148 km circuit to see who will come out ahead between Porsche, Audi and Toyota

2015-08-30-Sunday-0042 In just two weeks the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be in full swing, with practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring taking place on Friday and Saturday 22/23 July.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

F1 European GP: Rosberg Baku in charge with dominant win

An untroubled afternoon for the championship leader
Nico Rosberg has rebuilt his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 World Championship standings to 24 points after cruising to a lights-to-flag in the first F1 event to be held in Baku.
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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche and Toyota battle for seconds in Le Mans

After 20 hours

2016-06-19-0181The thrilling fight for the win at Le Mans between Toyota and Porsche has gone on for hours, with the final stages of the 24-Hours race approaching. Until shortly before 11:00 hrs the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Marc Lieb (DE) at the wheel was leading, just now Toyota has gone back into P1 again.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche fights for the lead in Le Mans

After 14 hours

2016-06-19-0242 In the early morning hours the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) is fighting for the lead in Le Mans with the number 6 Toyota. An exciting virtual duel has developed as the two cars have different refuelling intervals.

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Jun 16

24 Hours of Le Mans: The programme for Thursday 16 June

It’s the final day of qualifying with two-hour sessions scheduled from 19h00 to 21h00, and from 22h00 to midnight

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0013 Final preparations will be made for the big day as the 60 cars in the field will be going all out to earn the best possible spot on the starting grid. The final minutes of the night session promise to be exciting and full of suspense as we wait to find out who will be in pole position for the big race. Audi, Porsche or Toyota? Place your bets!

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Jun 11

24 Hours of Le Mans: What’s on and where – Sunday 12 June

The Technical and Administrative Checks, commonly known as “Scrutineering”, kick off a great week of activities at Le Mans

photo FIA WEC - Adrenal Media.  The Porsche Team's traditional team photo, June 2015 Place de la République in Le Mans city centre is where it’s all happening as the 60 cars that will line up for the race are presented for mandatory checks. The 22 scheduled on Sunday 12 June, from 14h30 to 19h00, include the FIA WEC’s Porsche Team with its two Porsche 919 Hybrids, Toyota with its pair of TS050 HYBRIDS, the four works Ford GTs and the two Alpines. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Le Mans 24 Hours: Final shakedowns completed at Le Mans

In total 14 prototypes took to the track

Two days after the official Test Day, 10 of the teams entered for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took the opportunity to finalise their set ups and complete a shakedown on the Bugatti Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint future

All the manufacturers and promoters once again confirmed to keep on actively working on the joint future

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint futureThe fifth Steering Committee meeting with representatives of the Japanese Super GT promoters, DTM promoter ITR and all the Japanese (Honda, Nissan, Toyota) and German (Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz) manufacturers involved was held on 11th May, in Tokyo.

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Feb 14

Denny Hamlin wins Sprint Unlimited in overtime finish

Hamlin battles through to win wild Sprint Unlimited

Sprint Unlimited logo Saturday’s Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway ended with a mere handful of cars undamaged — and race winner Denny Hamlin‘s Toyota wasn’t one of them.
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Feb 06

Toyota displays 2016 Yaris WRC livery

WRC team principal Tommi Mäkinen attended the event but no updates were provided on the Yaris WRC

Toyota Gazoo Racing unveiled a 2016 livery for its Yaris World Rally Car during its annual motorsport news conference in Japan today (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Rising to the Daytona 24 Challenge

Opening round of the IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Championship season

While it’s still some weeks until all the competitors for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship are on track together (The Prologue, Le Castellet, on 25/26th March), a very large number of WEC drivers will this weekend be racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Mike Conway and Stéphane Sarrazin, teammates with Toyota and in Formula E!

After the departure of Jacques Villeneuve

Mike Conway and Stéphane Sarrazin are joined at the hip now that in addition to being teammates with Toyota in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), they will do the same in Formula E – the electric single-seaters championship set up by the FIA – with the Venturi outfit from Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Dakar: Stage 12, Toyota coming up on the blindside

Whilst the internal duel in the Peugeot team then the combat with Mini drew the attention, Toyota have almost been forgotten

However, on checking the overall ranking with two stages to go before the end of the Dakar 2016, it can be said that this vintage is far from being a bad year for the Japanese constructor. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Toyota eyes threecars for 2017 return

Toyota could run three cars when it returns to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017, according to team principal Tommi Mäkinen

The Finn, who will oversee Toyota’s return after a 17-year absence, said discussions had started with potential drivers for seats in the team’s all-new Yaris World Rally Car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Stéphane Sarrazin (Toyota): A completely new car for 2016

Stéphane Sarrazin can boast three consecutive pole positions at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2007–09), but this season with Toyota Racing has been tough.

2015-09-19-4149 We had a chat with him at the première of the official film of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. He told us about his World Endurance Championship disappointment this year and the new car, the Toyota TS 050-Hybrid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Entry list for End of Season Rookie Test unveiled

The test day will consist of 5-hours of track time split into two sessions at the Bahrain International Circuit

2015-28-03-24 On Sunday 22 November at the Bahrain International Circuit 11 cars and at least 28 drivers will take part in the end of season test the day after the season finale in the Middle East.   Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

FIA forging ahead with Mercedes’ ‘halo’ canopy evaluation

“We are trying to first find something that does the job”

FIA cockpit fermé The FIA reveals it will continue evaluation on a series of cockpit safety solutions with a view to introducing elements from 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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