Tag Archive: Toyota

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 »

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 »

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