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  • Le Mans 24 Hours

    TOYOTA RACING LUCKLESS AT LE MANS

    TOYOTA Racing stood on the podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours but left the Circuit de la Sarthe with a sense of extreme disappointment after a frustrating race. The #8 TS040 HYBRID of Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi finished third to extend their lead in the World Championship and record TOYOTA’s fifth...

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    TOYOTA RACING: LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 5

    TS040 HYBRID #7 (Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima) Grid: 1st With 10 hours remaining of the Le Mans 24 Hours, and having led throughout the night, the #7 TS040 HYBRID stopped on track at Arnage corner, with Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel. The cause of the stoppage has been diagnosed as an electrical problem...

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    TOYOTA RACING: LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 4

    TS040 HYBRID #7 (Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima) Grid: 1st With 10 hours remaining of the Le Mans 24 Hours, and having led throughout the night, the #7 TS040 HYBRID stopped on track at Arnage corner, with Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel. The cause of the stoppage has been diagnosed as an electrical problem...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours

    TOYOTA RACING: LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 3

    TS040 HYBRID #7 (Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima) Grid: 1st Kazuki took over the #7 car in the lead of the race.  An accident further down the field after almost seven hours brought out the third safety car of the race. Like Stéphane before him, Kazuki needed to pit for more fuel during the...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours

    TOYOTA RACING: LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 2

    TS040 HYBRID #7 (Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima) Grid: 1st As Stéphane took over the race-leading #7 during the safety car period, switching to wet tyres in the process, he suffered unfortunate timing. The race poised to restart so the car was held at the end of the pit lane, enduring a frustrating wait...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours

    TOYOTA RACING: LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 1

    TS040 HYBRID #7 (Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima) Grid: 1st Alex lined up for the 82nd Le Mans 24 Hours from pole position and held the advantage. Consistently lapping faster than all other cars, the #7 was able to build a 30-second lead either side of a scheduled fuel stop. As Alex prepared to...

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  • MOY22022

    Ask the Drivers: Post Race

    In the final instalment of our insight into a driver’s experience of Le Mans, we ask ‘what is the first thing you do when you get home after the race?’ And there are no prizes for guessing what the number one priority is! Alex: Sleep or celebrate. Hopefully this year is the celebration. Stéphane: Relax,...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours

    TOYOTA RACING ON POLE AT LE MANS

    World Championship leaders TOYOTA Racing and the #7 TS040 HYBRID took pole position for the 82nd Le Mans 24 Hours at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Kazuki Nakajima, who shares the #7 with Alex Wurz and Stéphane Sarrazin, became the first Japanese driver to earn the honour with a lap of 3mins 21.789secs, which also...

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  • World Endurance Championship

    Ask the Drivers: Food

    A quickfire insight now into what a driver eats during the Le Mans 24 Hours… Alex: Avoid anything that you haven’t eaten before. You have to make sure during the race, with the tension and adrenaline, you only eat food that your stomach is used to eating. Don’t start experimenting by taking any muesli bar...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours

    DISRUPTED QUALIFYING FOR TOYOTA RACING

    Qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours began with a curtailed session at the Circuit de la Sarthe which left TOYOTA Racing on the provisional second row. A red flag with just under an hour to go of the two-hour qualifying session brought a premature end to the evening’s action and denied the team a...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours Race

    Ask the Drivers: Toughest Moment

    Next up for the TOYOTA Racing drivers as they give you an insight into their Le Mans 24 Hours experience, what is the toughest moment of the race? Alex: It depends on the race. I would say from hour one to hour 24 is hard enough! Stéphane: It is tough around midday on Sunday when...

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    Ask the Drivers: During the Race

    This time, as our TOYOTA Racing drivers give a unique insight into their Le Mans 24 Hours experience, we ask them ‘what do you do during the race when you’re not driving?’… Alex: I have no fixed routine in Le Mans. I like to relax as much as I can. Sometimes I sleep, sometimes I...

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  • Le Mans Test

    Ask the Drivers: Le Mans Debut

    As part of our series to give our fans a better insight into Le Mans we are asking ‘do you remember the first time?’ Alex: That is a long time ago because I drove here in 1996 when I was still a young guy. It wasn’t so extreme at the time because the cars had...

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  • World Endurance Championship

    Ask the Drivers: Preparation

    To give our fans a better insight into Le Mans from a driver’s point of view, we quizzed the TOYOTA Racing crews on their experiences at the Circuit de la Sarthe. First up, we ask about the effort that goes into Le Mans preparation… Alex: Most of the physical training you do the entire year...

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  • Le Mans Test

    A LAP OF LE MANS WITH NICOLAS LAPIERRE

    “After the Dunlop Curve, the braking into the Dunlop Chicane is tricky. All of the car’s weight is on the front; the back is very light and can spin off so this is one of the hardest parts to manage. “Coming out from the right turn you can accelerate to attack the descent leading to...

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  • Le Mans Test

    CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS SET FOR LE MANS

    TOYOTA Racing is fully prepared as it heads to the Circuit de la Sarthe aiming to win the Le Mans 24 Hours (14-15 June), the highlight of the FIA World Endurance Championship season. Two previous visits to Le Mans have seen impressive progress which culminated in last year’s second place, but with the 1,000PS TS040...

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  • World Endurance Championship

    TMG’s DAY OUT AT SPA

    In a fast-moving, high-pressure technical environment, it’s important to take a break. The brain is a muscle, and while working it out will strengthen it, it’s also important to give it a rest and let it recover. Therefore Toyota Motorsport GmbH invited all employees to join our ‘home’ race of the FIA World Endurance Championship...

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  • World Endurance Championship

    MEET THE TEAM – SYSTEMS ENGINEERS

    In the latest of our occasional series of behind-the-scenes features on who makes up the TOYOTA Racing team, we take a look at the life of an electrical systems engineer at TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG). Christian, Daniele and Julian are part of the electrical system team that specializes in preparing prototype or racing cars. This...

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