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José María López

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TOYOTA HITS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CENTURY AT PORTIMAO

Next week’s event in Portugal marks Toyota’s 100th race at the top level of World Championship endurance racing. Since the debut of the 83C car in the Fuji 1000km in October 1983, Toyota prototypes have participated in 99 World Championship races. Following a historic first Hypercar victory in Spa-Francorchamps, the World Champions face new competition from … Continue reading

HARD-FOUGHT HYPERCAR WIN FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing began the Hypercar era in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a landmark victory in the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps following an exciting start to the 2021 season in Belgium. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley earned a place in the record books by winning in the #8 GR010 … Continue reading

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING HYPED FOR HYPERCAR DEBUT

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will begin a new era with its GR010 HYBRID Hypercar when the road to the Le Mans 24 Hours opens at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on 1 May. A direct successor to the legendary Group C period of … Continue reading

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING AIMING FOR LE MANS HAT-TRICK

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will challenge for a third consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as it targets a perfect final appearance at the Circuit de la Sarthe with its history-making TS050 HYBRID, in the 88th edition of the legendary French race. The 1,000PS, four-wheel-drive TS050 HYBRID came within two laps of victory on its 2016 debut before winning … Continue reading

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING REIGNS IN BAHRAIN

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned its third win of the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a hard-fought one-two victory in the 8 Hours of Bahrain. For this race, the World Champions faced a severe success handicap, which reduces hybrid and fuel use per lap, but overcame a strong challenge thanks to strong strategy, … Continue reading

DOUBLE SHANGHAI PODIUM FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

The World Championship leaders, competing with the maximum success handicap, faced a significant challenge from the non-hybrid LMP1 cars but minimised the damage by delivering a patient race and making up time in the pit stops. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, in the #8 TS050 HYBRID, took a three-point lead in the drivers’ … Continue reading

SHOWDOWN IN SHANGHAI FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

The reigning World Champions and 2018-2019 Le Mans winners have incurred the maximum success handicap of 2.74secs per lap as a result of a perfect start to the WEC season, which continued with another one-two victory on home soil at Fuji Speedway last month. With both crews tied on points at the top of the … Continue reading

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING RETURNS HOME FOR FUJI

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing returns to Japan seeking a fourth consecutive victory on home ground in the 6 Hours of Fuji, the second round of the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. Since the team’s last visit to its home track, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has won Le Mans for a second time and the 2018-2019 … Continue reading

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING BEGINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DEFENCE

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing returns to action for the last season of the iconic TS050 HYBRID car, which features eight races on four continents and concludes at La Sarthe on 14 June 2020.. For the start of its fourth and final season, the TS050 HYBRIDs will compete in high-downforce specification, giving a race debut to the … Continue reading

WORLD CHAMPIONS TOYOTA PREPARE FOR TS050 HYBRID FAREWELL TOUR

The eight-race FIA WEC 2019-2020 season, which kicks off this week with the annual Prologue test in Barcelona, represents the final competitive action for the TS050 HYBRID, which made its debut in 2016 and has been at the centre of iconic moments in endurance racing history ever since. Its Le Mans debut almost ended with … Continue reading

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