Toyota to withdraw from F1, announcement expected today

November 4, 2009



So it looks like Toyota never will achieve that elusive Grand Prix win

An announcement is expected later today that Toyota will be withdrawing from F1, as I’ve posted before on this blog, the signs were never good, and even the fact that GM have pulled out of the sale of their European operation due to ‘improving business conditions’ was not enough to save Toyota. Clearly like Honda, BMW and Bridgestone they’ve decided that their strategic priorities are elsewhere.

It certainly resolves the problem of finding a place on the grid for the Sauber team, at least one less headache for Jean Todt to deal with as the new FIA President.


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