Toyota Racing
Apr 19

SportsCars: Toyota Takes Pole for Silverstone FIA WEC Season Opener

Kazuki Nakajima captured pole in the No. 7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kazuki Nakajima captured pole in the No. 7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid. (Photo: )

Toyota has shown the first blood in the new-look LMP1 class, with the Japanese manufacturer claiming pole for Sunday’s FIA Six Hours of .

A late flyer by Kazuki Nakajima put the No. 7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid on the top spot, thanks to Nakajima and co-driver’s Alex Wurz’s four-lap average of 1:42.774 in the intense 25-minute prototype qualifying session.

The Toyota’s average time narrowly edged out the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, qualified by Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval, by just 0.005 seconds.

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Oct 20

Sports Cars: Toyota Declared Winners In Shortened WEC Fuji Race

Mother Nature got the best of Sunday's Six Hours of Fuji. (Photo: DPPI/WEC)

Mother Nature got the best of Sunday’s Six Hours of Fuji. (Photo: DPPI/)

Toyota has claimed its first FIA World Endurance Championship victory of the season, albeit under extreme circumstances, following a rain-shortened Six Hours of Fuji.

The No. 7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Kaz Nakajima, Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre were declared winners Sunday in Japan, as the race was cut short after only 16 completed laps, all under the safety car, due to torrential rains and low visibility.

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Aug 26

A Legacy of Racing: Toyota and 24 Hours at Le Mans

While FIA World Endurance Championship teams gear up for the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, take a look back at Toyota’s efforts from the 90th anniversary 24 Hours of with this short film, released by the Japanese manufacturer late last week.

The No. 8 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Stephane Sarrazin, and Sebastien Buemi finished second in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, just one lap behind the race-winning Audi.

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