FIA WEC manufacturer Toyota says it’s “disappointing” that it won’t be able to explore the absolute limits of its advanced TS050 LMP1 hybrid, even though it welcomes the new era of hypercar regulations.
On June 19 2016 Toyota was at the heart of the most dramatic finish in Le Mans history when its leading car broke down with one lap to go. Three key players from Toyota's LMP1 programme explain how the team bounced back from that heartbreaking loss, which was one of several near misses.
The GTE ruleset has served sportscar racing in both Europe and the United States well over the past decade. But now there are clear signs that the end of its life is in sight as manufacturer support continues to fade.