Tag Archive: Toyota

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 »

Oct 06

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji presentation

Sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2015

On 11 October, the 6 Hours of Fuji, sixth round of the World Endurance Championship, is set to be the scene of some fierce competition, especially for the top spots in the LM P1 driver’s competition and the GT manufacturer’s cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

WEC – A lap of the Nürburgring In Toyota’s Simulator (+video)

How does one resist the lure of the Nordschleife (north loop) of the Nürburgring?

Even in a simulator, it’s almost impossible! And Toyota programmed it into its simulator as the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), will take place at the circuit designed for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

20 cars for Nürburgring test and press conference

Toyota, Porsche, Audi and Bykolles will each be fielding one car to give the German fans a first glimpse of the LMP1

Some of the teams and drivers competing in the 2015 World Endurance Championship will be heading to the Nürburgring for a test session organised by Toyota Racing on the 27/28 July ahead of the first visit to Germany by the WEC on 28-30 August. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Toyota’s disappointment at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (+video)

A look back at the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Toyota crew…

2015-06-14-The Race-0082 Despite its 2014 World Endurance Champion title, Toyota came to Le Mans with a long shot mentality after the performances demonstrated at the first two races of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Test Day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jun 15

Formula E stars in action at Le Mans

Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium

2015-06-14-The Race-24Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Mike Conway ready for Le Mans challenge with Toyota

Conway features in the regular line-up for the #2 car, alongside Alex Wurz, a two-time Le Mans winner, and Stéphane Sarrazin

2015-04-12-Sunday-009 The 2014 WEC race winner is ready to challenge for glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s most famous sports car race, with his Toyota Gazoo Racing squad this weekend.

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Jun 05

Keyvan Andres Sweeps VIR Practice

In second for the day was Keith Grant

Formula Atlantic logo Top times for Atlantic Championship Series practice at VIR consisted of Keyvan Andres with the fast time of 1:44.086 that he put down during practice session two. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

24 Hours of Le Mans – Allan McNish and Sir Jackie Stewart, Scottish stories

Exactly 50 years ago, Stewart and Hill took it to 10th place overall and first British car ranked

After his first win at Le Mans with Porsche in 1998, Allan McNish was a part of Toyota’s debut in Formula 1 (16 Grand Prix in 2002), before turning permanently to endurance and building one of the most impressive records in the discipline: two additional victories at the 24 Hours (2008 and 2013), four at the 12 Hours of Sebring (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012) and a world champion title (2013). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Toyota ‘flat-out’ on Yaris WRC development

“As well as the tests, we have extensive facilities and rigs in-house which we can use, so we are flat-out using all options and all possibilities.”

Toyota Motorsport is testing its all-new Yaris World Rally Car ‘flat-out’ and has revealed it might enter the vehicle in rallies before its World Championship debut in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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