Toyota Petrol Hybrid LMP1 to Lemans and WEC (Its Official)

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Blaze_409, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. hawkeye122

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    Are the flags on the front fenders/spoliers of LMP cars required? Or just a traditional thing?
     
  2. RACECAR

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    I would think its probably traditional.
     
  3. Hun200kmh

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    I think it's both, traditional and required.
     
  4. Paulie Walnuts

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    Could be this:

    Only reference to country flags I found (ctrl+F) from the sporting regulations (and technical regulations).
     
  5. Paulie Walnuts

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    "Toyota's Road to Le Mans will debut on SPEED on June 15 at 10 PM/E."
     
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  6. Furi

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    It's impossible to call Toyota's Le Mans 2012 programme a failure. In fact this year had striking similarities with Peugeot with the 908. The TS030 was fast, consistently quicker through speedtraps than the Audi, but did have reliability niggles - it slowed in qualifying, and its contact with the Deltawing did do some more underlying damage that shows the car is still a little fragile. Also bear in mind at the time of Davidsons horror crash that the Toyota had just briefly assumed the lead.

    It took Peugeot 3 years to win Le Mans, it may take Toyota the same time. But also Audi had a numerical advantage. 4 Audi's, all had slight issues but there strength in numbers. Toyota need at least a 3rd car. In fact the fact Toyota only want to put one car in the rest of the WEC this season shows either a couple things: Budget is not that high for the project, or there is some kind of major issue with parts; development perhaps already on a newer version, or a lack of commitment.

    Get Toyota 3 cars, snap up a couple of the Le Mans greats who are in other cars at the moment (Brabham anyone?) and with a years experience, and next year we have a true fight - after all let us not forget Toyota had little testing under their belt following one of its cars being destroyed in testing already.
     
  7. nitrorocks

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    It does takes them quite a while to produce parts. I remember that from a show I was watching. Which car are they putting out?
     
  8. gtone339

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    Yes, they are in a limited budget this year, since at the very beginning of the year. After all, they prove to everyone that their Le Mans Prototype is quick & agile, like Peugeot. Hopefully they are the next Peugeot and get 3 works prototypes for next year, 2013. Hopefully they can hire such drivers such as ex Peugeot factory drivers: Frank Montagny, Sebastian Bourdais, Simon Pagenaud, Nicolas Minassian.
    :tup:
     
  9. gtone339

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    From Toyota Motorsport GmBH:

    "Get Well Soon Anthony"



    :tup: :)
     
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  11. Kamuifanboy

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    Commentators were quite annoying but a good video to watch :D
     
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