Car idea

Hello, I am a fan of Sebastien Buemi and I have a few Ideas for the car that no teams seem to be using. My idea is that you can have a scoop on top of the floor at the front to direct the air underneath to create downforce. I also have another idea. You could put a few carbon fibre tunnels under the floor that get narrower to creat even more of a venturi to create even more downforce. Because of this extra underfloor downforce you could then use less wing. I have one moreidea and thos one is quite simple but ypu could leave more of the car in naked carbon fibre to save the weight of paint. The only non naked carbon fibre parts would be where the sponsors are. It would look bad but would save weight.

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  • Toyota Racing TS050
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Spa 
4th - 7th May 2016. Circuit Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

    SPA PAIN

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing lost a likely victory in the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) when mechanical issues hit both cars at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium today. TOYOTA, which started the race as manufacturers’ World Championship leaders, led comfortably after four hours and looked set to take victory in the WEC 6...

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  • Toyota Racing TS050
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Spa 
4th - 7th May 2016. Circuit Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

    COMPETITIVE QUALIFYING AT SPA

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will start the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship from third and fifth on the grid after a positive qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium today. The all-new TS050 HYBRID, which features a 2.4litre turbo-charged engine and powerful 8MJ hybrid system, showed some of its potential with an improved performance...

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  • Toyota Racing TS050
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Spa 
4th - 7th May 2016. Circuit Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

    POSITIVE PRACTICE FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing made an encouraging start to practice for the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. TOYOTA arrives at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps leading the manufacturers’ World Championship after being the only LMP1 Hybrid team to record a two-car finish in the season-opener at...

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  • TOYOTA GAZOO  Racing. 
World Endurance Championship.Silverstone 6 Hours. 
Silverstone, United Kingdom. 14th to 17th April 2016

    SPA WEEKEND FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing makes the short trip across the Belgian border this weekend for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Having started the season with a two-car finish and a podium in the opening race at Silverstone last month, TOYOTA heads to Spa leading the manufacturers’...

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  • Mike Conway (GBR) Stephane Sarrazin (FRA)  and Kamui Kobayashi (JPN)  on the podium 
TOYOTA GAZOO  Racing. 
World Endurance Championship.Silverstone 6 Hours. 
Silverstone, United Kingdom. 14th to 17th April 2016

    PODIUM START AT SILVERSTONE

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing started the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship with an encouraging podium finish in the 6 Hours of Silverstone after an eventful race. Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi crossed the line in third to extend TOYOTA’s run of podiums at Silverstone which stretches back to its first WEC season in 2012....

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  • TOYOTA GAZOO  Racing. 
World Endurance Championship.Silverstone 6 Hours. 
Silverstone, United Kingdom. 14th to 17th April 2016

    SILVERSTONE SLIP-UP

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing suffered a hugely frustrating qualifying for the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. Unsuitable control settings on the TS050 HYBRID for the conditions left the drivers with no chance to be competitive in the 20-minute qualifying session, which took place on a wet track....

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  • TOYOTA GAZOO  Racing. 
World Endurance Championship.Silverstone 6 Hours. 
Silverstone, United Kingdom. 14th to 17th April 2016

    SILVERSTONE PREPARATIONS BEGIN

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing put the all-new TS050 HYBRID car through its paces today in the first two practice sessions for the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. The #5 car of Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima set the sixth fastest lap of the day. Kamui...

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  • TOYOTA GAZOO  Racing. 
World Endurance Championship. TS050 Launch and Prologue Test 24th-26th March 2016

    SILVERSTONE KICK-OFF FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing heads to Great Britain this week for the eagerly-anticipated opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Silverstone. TOYOTA, starting its fifth season in WEC, will compete with its new TS050 HYBRID race car for the first time, taking on LMP1-Hybrid rivals Porsche and Audi as a...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours
8th-14th June 2015. Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

    TOYOTA GAZOO RACING DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team members will demonstrate their commitment to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s fuel-efficiency philosophy like never before this season. The team has decided to implement WEC regulations across the board, meaning team members must also adjust to a change of diet from the first race of the season, at Silverstone later this...

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  • TOYOTA GAZOO  Racing. 
World Endurance Championship. TS050 Launch and Prologue Test 24th-26th March 2016

    PROLOGUE PROGRESS

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s preparations for the new FIA World Endurance Championship season moved up a gear with the all-new TS050 HYBRID making its public debut at Paul Ricard in southern France today. The Prologue test sees all WEC teams come together in the south of France for a two-day group test and free entry meant...

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  • Pascal Vasselon (FRA) Technical Director  
Toyota Hybrid Racing
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of The Circuit of the Americas. 16th-19th September 2015 Texas, USA.

    PASCAL VASSELON Q+A

    What has changed on the TS050 HYBRID? I think the right question is what didn’t change! The answer would be shorter because in fact except some principles here and there which we kept to be able to capitalise on previous years’ development every single part has changed. In many areas the concepts themselves have changed....

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  • TS050_Studio_7

    TS050 HYBRID: NEW CAR, NEW CHALLENGE FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing today revealed the all-new TS050 HYBRID, the car which will carry its hopes into a new season of World Endurance Championship (WEC) competition. Following a difficult defence of its World Championship titles in 2015, TOYOTA has set itself tough performance targets in order to compete once again at the front of a...

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  • TS050_6

    TOYOTA GAZOO RACING DRIVERS LOOK AHEAD TO 2016

    In the #5 TS050 HYBRID, 2014 World Champions Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi are again joined by former Le Mans pole position winner Kazuki Nakajima to form a potent partnership. Multiple Le Mans pole position winner Stéphane Sarrazin once again links up with fellow WEC race winner Mike Conway in the #6. They are joined...

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  • TOYOTA  Racing. World Endurance Championship. Testing. 24th February 2016. Motorland Aragon, Spain.

    TS050 HYBRID TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    TS050 HYBRID Technical Specifications Type                           LMP1-H (Le Mans Prototype – Hybrid) Bodywork                   Carbon fibre composite Windscreen                Polycarbonate Gearbox                     Transversal with 7 gears sequential Gearbox casing          Aluminium Driveshafts                Constant velocity tripod plunge-joint driveshafts Clutch                         ZF-supplied multidisc Differential                 Mechanical locking differential Suspension                 Independent front and rear double wishbone, pushrod-system Springs                       Torsion bars Anti roll bars              Front and...

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  • WEC TS-040

    NEW NUMBERS FOR TS050 HYBRID

    The new TS050 HYBRID will wear the numbers 5 and 6 in the 2016 World Endurance Championship, it was confirmed today. In a press conference in Paris, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest confirmed all entries for WEC and the Le Mans 24 Hours, including race numbers. That means that in 2016, Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi...

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  • Toyota Racing TS040 
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Spa 
29th April - 2nd May 2015. Circuit Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

    WHY TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

      For the 2016 season, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will make its official debut in the World Endurance Championship, as part of a global re-branding of TOYOTA’s motorsport activities. The name first appeared as a logo on the TS040 HYBRID at last year’s Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and was carried for the remainder of the...

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  • Kamui Kobayashi (JPN)  
Toyota Hybrid Racing
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Fuji. 8th-11th October 2015. Fuji Speedway, Japan.

    REVISED DRIVER LINE-UP FOR A NEW ERA

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing today revealed the driver line-up which will lead it into a new era of World Endurance Championship competition. A completely new TS050 HYBRID car has been developed for this season, with significant changes to all areas, including monocoque, engine and hybrid system to meet the team’s ambitious performance targets. On the driver...

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  • Stephane Sarrazin (FRA)  
Toyota Hybrid Racing
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Bahrain. 18th-21st  November 2015. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain.

    STÉPHANE SARRAZIN Q+A

    As the year 2015 draws to a close, we caught up with Stéphane Sarrazin, who has high hopes for 2016. Can you describe your 2015 season? The season was not good as we expected. We had the best car in 2014, we had a strong testing performance in the winter and improved our lap times...

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  • Mike Conway (GBR) 
Toyota Hybrid Racing
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Bahrain. 18th-21st  November 2015. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain.

    MIKE CONWAY Q+A

    As the dust settles on the 2015 World Endurance Championship season, we had a quick chat with Mike Conway to recap his first season as a TOYOTA race driver. Can you describe your 2015 season? It was my first full year in LMP1 so there was a lot to learn, not just driving the car...

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  • Alex Wurz (AUT) 
Toyota Hybrid Racing
World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Bahrain. 18th-21st  November 2015. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain.

    NEW ROLE FOR ALEX WURZ

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is proud to announce that Alex Wurz will take on a new role within its World Endurance Championship project. Last month’s Six Hours of Bahrain, in which Alex finished on the podium, was his final race behind the wheel. He will move into a new position as advisor and ambassador for the...

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