Toyota, based in the German city of Cologne, debuted in Formula 1 in year 2002 with their TF101 car. However, the team had opened its R&D facility opens in Koln, Germany in 2000 and had been practicing and testing its car there. The test car was launched at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France. The team is owned by and looked after by Toyota, the Japanese racing car manufacturing company. The team began their career as a Formula One team on a commendable note winning a point in their first ever Formula One tournament.
J Trulli and T Glock are race drivers of Toyota. K Kobayashi is the
test driver. TF108 chassis is used in the car while the engine used is
Toyota in F1
Debuting in 2002, Toyota finished tenth in the constructors'
championship having scored two points. In 2003, the team attained eighth
place in the final standings. The car led the British Grand Prix for 18
laps, finish fifth and sixth in Germany and qualify third and fourth at
Suzuka. Year 2004 was lackluster for Toyota. The team led the British
Grand Prix for 18 laps, and finished fifth and sixth in Germany. 2005
season was quite good for Toyota with two poles, five podiums and fourth
in constructors' championship. In 2006, Toyota dropped to sixth in
standings. Year 2007 was disappointing for Toyota. Arno Trulli and Ralf
Schumacher struggled to get best from TF107 car.
Coming into Being
The team has developed from an already existing organization called the
Toyota Motorsport. The team took part at Le Mans as well as the World
Toyota is a Japanese company which debuted in F1 Championship in 2002 season. Find more information on Toyota F1 racing team and car here.