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Formula 1 Too “Elitist” for Toyota?

Posted in FIA, Formula 1, NASCAR, Toyota, Uncategorized, USF1, Williams-Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by autoracingpower

Toyota has announced that it will not be returning to Formula 1 for the 2011 season. They cite that Formula 1 is to out of touch with ts customer base.  They plan to re-prioritize and focus on “grass-roots racing”, including NASCAR and the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race in Germany. The company believes these are more “geared toward the customer.” Toyota even goes as far as the say there is a big gap between those who enjoy Formula 1 and those who user Toyota’s vehicles. They admit that Formula 1 is still the “pinnacle of auto racing,” but refer to the sport as “elitist.”

Source: 4WheelsNews.com

Williams Toyota Still Toying with KERS for 2010

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, FOTA, KERS, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by autoracingpower
KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

Williams Toyota is still considering running KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) in the 2010 Formula 1 season. This would conflict with the FOTA’s ban KERS in 2010 but Williams is not apart of FOTA as they chose to break ranks and sign up for the 2010 Formula 1 season during the FOTA vs. FIA battle.

The FOTA KERS ban is considered a gentleman’s agreement among the FOTA members but Williams has continued to develop their flywheel KERS system throughout the year as the technical regulations will permit teams to use the controversial hybrid system in 2010.

One FOTA member that may want to consider reviewing the KERS ban is McLaren, who have built a reliable system and used it in many races this season.

Source: MSN Sports

Nico Rosberg Fastest in First Melbourne Practice Round

Posted in Brawn GP, Ferrari, Formula 1, Heikki Kovalainen, Jenson Button, Kazuki Nakajima, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Williams-Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2009 by autoracingpower

nico-rosberg-williams-toyotaNico Rosberg of Williams-Toyota had the fastest lap in the first 90 minute practice session. His fastest lap was set at 1:26.687. Teammate Kazuki Nakajima had the second fastest lap of 1:26.736, which was 0.049 seconds behind Rosberg. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished 3rd with a time of 1:26.750. Brawn GP team driver Rubens Barrichello had the 4th fastest lap at 1:27.226. The pre-race favorite, Jenson Button, also of Brawn GP, maintained the 6th best lap with 1:27.467.

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New F1 Williams FW31 Photos

Posted in Formula 1, Gallery, Williams-Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by autoracingpower

Williams has just released the final design featuring the new color scheme of their new FW31 car for the 2009 season. The dark blue color scheme would have really made the car stand out on the track but for some reason they decided to go with the light blue and white.

Williams-Toyota Releases New FW31 F1 Car Photos

Posted in Formula 1, Gallery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2009 by autoracingpower

2009 Williams FW31 LaunchThere have been a lot of new F1 cars released lately. The style is starting to grow on me. I’ve gone from, “That is ridiculously ugly” to, “That’s not horrible”. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Other F1 Releases: Scuderia Ferrari F60, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24, Toyota TF109

Check out the gallery below for the Williams-Toyota FW31.

Source: autoblog.com