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about Toyota

Panasonic Toyota Racing was a Formula One team owned by Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and based in Cologne, Germany. Toyota announced their plans to participate in F1 in 1999, and after extensive testing with their initial car, dubbed the TF101, the team made their debut in 2002. The new team grew from Toyota's long-standing Toyota Motorsport GmbH organisation, which had previously competed in the World Rally Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Despite a point in their first-ever race, Panasonic Toyota Racing never won a Grand Prix, their best finish being 2nd position, which they achieved five times – in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

Toyota drew criticism for their lack of success, especially after the 2006 Formula One season, in which the team's best result was 3rd place in the Australian Grand Prix. Toyota was a well-funded team, but despite this, strong results had never been consistent.

On 4 November 2009, Toyota announced its immediate withdrawal from Formula One, ending the team's involvement in the sport after eight seasons.


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seasons

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,

finishing positions

grid positions

driver championships

constructor championships

wins

# event driver

pole positions

# event driver
1 2005 United States Grand Prix round 9 Jarno Trulli
2 2005 Japanese Grand Prix round 18 Ralf Schumacher
3 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Jarno Trulli

drivers who drove for Toyota

# driver
1 Mika Salo
2 Allan McNish
3 Olivier Panis
4 Cristiano da Matta
5 Ricardo Zonta ZON
6 Jarno Trulli TRU
7 Ralf Schumacher SCH
8 Timo Glock GLO
9 Kamui Kobayashi KOB

Toyota news

Teams and drivers have provided some lots for the #RaceAgainstCovid auction, which will be organised by RM Sotheby's and held in aid of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The FIA has already given €1m to the organisation.<br>Toyota has donated chassis TF109-01, which was tested early in the 2009 season by Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. Its sister cars earned five ...

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At the end of the 2009 season Toyota announced its withdrawal from F1, ending an eight-year adventure that saw a huge amount of money spent, and no wins achieved.<br>Would even one triumph have encouraged the company’s top bosses to stick with the programme through the global financial crisis that also claimed Honda and BMW? We’ll never know, but on April 26 that year the team came close to ...

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