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Toyota, F1 constructor

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278.5 (0.5 points per race avg)
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78 (13.9%)
2002 Australian Grand Prix
2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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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constructor championships

wins Toyota

# event driver

pole positions Toyota

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

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

You might imagine that one-time grand prix winner Jarno Trulli would pick the mount that took him to his only success as his all-time favourite car - even more so if the backdrop for that success was Monaco. But the Italian driver instead plumps for the final truly competitive car of his Formula 1 tenure, the Toyota TF109 of 2009.The Renault R24 in which he scored his first and only F1 win in 2004 ...

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The Woking-based outfit recently ended a long-running deal it had to use Toyota’s wind tunnel in Cologne, as it shifted its programme to its own new facility in Woking. But rather than it being the end of their association, it appears that the McLaren and Toyota partnership is actually evolving and getting closer. Evidence of that came ahead of last weekend’s Japanese GP when McLaren ...

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However, the former Williams driver left the door open by suggesting that the decision was valid "for now".The Woking team announced on Friday that the 2022 Le Mans winner will be a reserve driver in 2024, with a simulator role and testing.On Saturday, there was a stir in the paddock when Toyota Motor Corporation chairman Akio Toyoda, also known as Morizo for his own racing activities, appeared in ...

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The 28-year-old, who was reserve driver for Toyota in 2022, is poised to take the race seat originally earmarked for him this season, according to sources.De Vries had signed to race the #7 Toyota GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar in 2023, but had a get-out clause that enabled him to take up an F1 seat. The likelihood is that he will take the place of Jose Maria Lopez ...

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Car maker’s involvement in the management of motorsport programmes has been thrust into the spotlight by the 'football manager' style turnover of senior staff at the Alpine Formula 1 team. It doesn’t take an expert to realise that seven team principals across 10 years for the Enstone team is not conducive to creating stability to be successful. The team could learn a lot from how Toyota has ...

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McLaren’s switchover to its own brand-new wind tunnel at its Woking factory is expected to take place this month, bringing an end to a 12-year partnership it had using the Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe (TGR-E) facility in Cologne.The squad originally began using Toyota’s former F1 wind tunnel back in 2010 and it has helped in the design of every McLaren challenger since.But while the change of ...

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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.
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 ...

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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.
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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