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Flag of Japan Toyota
Panasonic Toyota Racing logo.png
Full name Panasonic Toyota Racing
Base Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Team principal/s Flag of Japan Tadashi Yamashina
Senior General Manager Flag of France Pascal Vasselon[1]
2008 Formula One season
Race drivers 11.Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli
12.Flag of Germany Timo Glock
Test drivers 36.Flag of Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Chassis Toyota TF108
Engine Toyota RVX-08
Tyres Bridgestone
2009 Formula One season
Race drivers Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli
Flag of Germany Timo Glock
Test drivers TBA
Chassis TBA
Engine Toyota
Tyres Bridgestone
Formula One World Championship Career
Debut 2002 Australian Grand Prix
Latest race 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix
Races competed 123
List of Formula One World Constructors' Champions 0
List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions 0
Race victories 0
Pole position 2
Fastest lap 1
2008 Formula One season position 5th (56 points)


Toyota Racing is a Formula One team owned by Japan car manufacturer Toyota and based in Cologne, Germany. Toyota announced their plans to participate in F1 in 1999, and after extensive testing with their TF101 initial car, the team made their debut in 2002.[2] The new team has grown from Toyota's long standing European Toyota Motorsport organisation, which has previously competed in the World Rally Championship and the 24 hours of Le Mans. Despite a point in their first ever race,[3] Toyota F1 have not yet won a grand prix, their best finish being a couple of 2nd place finishes during the 2005 Formula One season, when it achieved three podiums and a Pole position, as well as finishing fourth in the world constructors' championship with 88 points.[4][5][6]

Toyota has drawn criticism for their lack of results,[7] especially after the 2006 Formula One season, in which the team's best result was 3rd place in the Australian Grand Prix. Toyota is an extremely well funded team, being a big manufacturer, and despite this coupled with their huge ambitions, strong results have never been consistent.[8]

The team's drivers in 2007 were Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher. Schumacher was not signed to continue for the 2008 season. The team tried to sign up double world champion Fernando Alonso, but the Spaniard declined. The team have signed reigning GP2 Champion Timo Glock for 2008.[9].Overall Toyota powered cars had been on various Formula one podiums 12 times.

Contents

Racing history


1957-2002: Origins

The Toyota GT-One entered the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans and 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans with ex-Formula One drivers Martin Brundle, Thierry Boutsen and Ukyo Katayama. The car itself was competitive with the competition in terms of speed; however the car's inadequate reliability denied it a win at the famous race in France on both occasions.

Toyota made an early entrance into motorsport when a Toyopet Crown entered the Round Australia Trial in 1957.[10] The Formula One team's roots can be traced to a later development in 1972, when Sweden Ove Andersson's Andersson Motorsport team used a Toyota Celica 1600GT in the RAC Rally in Great Britain. The team was later renamed Toyota Team Europe and then, after being bought by Toyota in 1993, Toyota Motorsport GmbH. The rally team won four World Rally Championship drivers' titles, most notably with Carlos Sainz, as well as three constructors' titles.[11] The FIA banned the team from competition for 12 months in 1995 World Rally Championship season for running illegal parts. Toyota continued to win rallies after their return in 1996, but did not achieve the same level of dominance.[12]

The first Formula One test car of Toyota, the TF101 (2001)

In 1997 the team moved into track racing with a Sports car racing project, twice failing to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. On 21 January 1999 Toyota announced its move into Formula One.[13] The company ended its rallying program in order to concentrate on Formula One.[12] On June 30, 2000 the team secured its place as the 12th entry for the 2002 Formula One season. Originally intending to enter F1 in 2001, Toyota forfeited an $11Million deposit by delaying their entry.[14] Unusually, Toyota opted to start their own works team rather than partner with a specialist race team and chassis manufacturer.[15] The team was also set up away from Formula One's traditional manufacturing centre in 'Motorsport Valley' in the United Kingdom. During 2001, Toyota tested with their prototype TF101 (AM01) car and drivers at 11 F1 circuits.[16] The idea was to gain telemetry data for the races, which allowed them to make aerodynamic changes for the TF102, and for the drivers to experience the tracks in the new cars. Finnish people Mika Salo who can communicate in Japanese language and Briton Allan McNish who drove the GT-One during the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans were appointed as drivers for test the car, thus Toyota made the driver lineup that valued the test program. The cars were in different livery to that eventually used for the 2002 race car.[17]

2002-2004: Early years

2002

Allan McNish at the 2002 French Grand Prix. The Brit qualified in seventeenth place, but retired from the race with an engine problem although he did complete enough laps to be classified eleventh.

Toyota F1 debuted in Formula One competition in 2002 Formula One season, with McNish and Salo driving the Toyota TF102, designed by Gustav Brunner.[15] Despite reportedly having one of the biggest budgets in Formula One,[18] Toyota scored only two points all year, level with Minardi, and ahead of only one other team, Arrows, which ran out of money halfway through the season. Their first point was scored in their first race, the 2002 Australian Grand Prix, when half the field was eliminated by a first corner accident caused by Ralf Schumacher colliding with Rubens Barrichello.[3][19] The team could have scored another point in the next race at the 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix, but Salo suffered an electrical misfire and the team fumbled McNish's Pit stop. The Scot thus lost ground, and finished seventh, just out of the points, behind Sauber's Felipe Massa.[20] The 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix, third race of the season, yielded Toyota's second and final point, once again scored by Salo. McNish endured a huge crash during practice for the end-of-season 2002 Japanese Grand Prix and missed the race on medical advice.[21][22] Neither McNish nor Salo were offered jobs for 2003.[23]

2003

For the 2003 Formula One season, Toyota signed Brazil Cristiano da Matta, who had won the American ChampCar series the previous year using a Toyota powered car, and former British American Racing driver Olivier Panis to take over the racing duties from Salo and McNish.[24] The team managed several points finishes during the season, but only as high as fifth place in 2003 German Grand Prix.[25] High points of the season included Toyotas running first and second in the 2003 British Grand Prix, thanks to making their pit stops whilst the Safety car was out,[26] and Panis qualifying third at the 2003 United States Grand Prix.[27] At the end of the season, the team had accumulated sixteen points, an improvement on the previous season, but still only 8th in the constructors' championship, ahead of the struggling Jordan Grand Prix team and Minardi.[28]

2004

Olivier Panis driving the Toyota TF104 at the 2004 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He finished the race in 5th.

Toyota retained their driver line-up for 2004 Formula One season, but the season proved difficult. Both Toyotas were disqualified from the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix for running illegal parts. Cristiano da Matta, after disappointing performances, left the team after the 2004 German Grand Prix, and was replaced by fellow Brazilian Ricardo Zonta, who had been the team's Third driver. Zonta drove for Toyota for the following four rounds, before being replaced by Italy Jarno Trulli, who had left the Renault F1. Panis, meanwhile, announced his retirement from racing, and bowed out before the final race of the season in 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix to allow Zonta, who had stepped aside for Trulli, to compete in his home race.[29] Neither Trulli or Zonta scored points for the team in those late season races, although Trulli qualified well in both List of Formula One Grands Prix he took part in. Toyota brought in ex-Jordan and Renault F1 designer Mike Gascoyne early in the year to oversee the development of the car, which improved during the year. The team scored just over half the points they scored in 2003, but equalled their best finish of fifth at the 2004 United States Grand Prix with Panis and maintained their 8th place in the constructors' championship.[30]

Industrial espionage

2004 also saw Toyota being accused of industrial espionage in the case of stolen data files from Scuderia Ferrari. This following a season where many Formula 1 fans commented on similarities of the Toyota TF104 to the Ferrari F2003-GA. The district attorney of Cologne, where Toyota F1 is based, led the investigation saying "It’s an immense amount of material. We’d need over 10 thousand pages to print everything." Toyota refused to send the data back to Italy because they did not want Ferrari to take advantage of their own data, which had been mixed in with Ferrari's.[31][32]

2005-2006: Success

Ricardo Zonta, replacing the injured Ralf Schumacher, qualifying in the Toyota TF105 at the 2005 United States Grand Prix.
Ralf Schumacher leading Jarno Trulli at the 2006 Canadian Grand Prix, where Trulli finished in 4th place.

2005

2005 Formula One season saw an improvement in Toyota's fortunes. The team retained Trulli for the season but replaced Zonta with race-winner Ralf Schumacher from WilliamsF1. During the team's launch for their 2005 car, the TF105, Schumacher said that he had a better chance of winning the title at Toyota than he ever did at Williams.[33][34] The team also supplied engines to the Jordan Grand Prix team. Toyota made a good start to the season, with Jarno Trulli qualifying second at the opening round in 2005 Australian Grand Prix and finishing second at the following two races in 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix and 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix. Results petered away slightly from this point, with Trulli scoring his only other podium with 3rd place at 2005 Spanish Grand Prix and Ralf Schumacher rewarding the squad with 3rd place at both 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix and 2005 Chinese Grand Prix and a pole position at the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix. Nevertheless, the 2005 season was Toyota's most successful Formula One season by far, as they scored points in all but the opening race and the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix, where Trulli qualified in pole position, but like all the drivers using Michelin tyres, retired before the start of the race.

2006

Toyota retained the same driver lineup for 2006 Formula One Season, although it switched to Bridgestone tyres. The team was the first to unveil their new car, a move intended to give them an advantage over their rivals, but the car's performance in testing was average. Ralf Schumacher's third place in 2006 Australian Grand Prix was Toyota's only podium finish during 2006. Their highest race finishes thereafter were 4th at 2006 French Grand Prix with Schumacher and also at 2006 United States Grand Prix, where Trulli started from the back and fought his way through to beat champion Fernando Alonso Renault F1. Trulli came close to another podium in 2006 Monaco Grand Prix, but his engine failed during the late stages of the race. Ralf finished 6th at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix, as the only other significant result for the team. Jarno Trulli suffered a slight problem, and was off the pace during the team's home race (the 2006 Japanese Grand Prix) which delayed team-mate Ralf Schumacher on course for a strong result. In the final race - the 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix - both of Toyota's cars retired in the early laps with Suspension (vehicle) failures. Despite these set-backs, the team enjoyed the second-best season performance in their history, scoring 35 points and finishing in sixth place, one point behind BMW Sauber.

Toyota surprised the Formula One community by dropping Mike Gascoyne from their technical department after 2006 Australian Grand Prix, especially as the Englishman had contributed to their rise in competitiveness during 2005 Formula One Season. It was the result of a disagreement between Gascoyne and Toyota President John Howett over how the team should be run in the future. Gascoyne disliked the corporate way the team's management operated and was duly dismissed. It took a while for Toyota to replace the Technical director, eventually promoting Pascal Vasselon to the role, saying that a technical department run by one man alone was becoming old fashioned.[35]

2007 onwards: Alliance with Williams

2007

Jarno Trulli driving the Toyota TF107 at the 2007 Bahrain Grand Prix. He finished the race in 7th place after qualifying 9th.
Ralf Schumacher at the 2007 British Grand Prix.

Trulli and Schumacher opted to stay with Toyota for 2007 Formula One season. The Toyota TF107 was officially launched on January 12, 2007 in Cologne, Germany.[36] Toyota's supply of customer engines was moved from the Midland F1 team to United Kingdom former constructors' champions Williams who had, by their own standards, underperformed with Cosworth engines during 2006.[37]

Ralf Schumacher scored Toyota's first point of the season with 8th place in the year's opening Grand Prix in 2007 Australian Grand Prix. Jarno Trulli scored four points in the next two races in 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix and 2007 Bahrain Grand Prix with two 7th places in each event. Schumacher struggled in both of those, finishing no higher than 12th. During the four week break that followed the third round, Toyota tested at the Circuit de Catalunya, where the team stated improvements were made. Team president John Howett said Toyota were looking to close down on third-placed team BMW Sauber in the constructors' standings, having maintained 5th since Malaysia.[38] This claim was met by a couple of performances which yielded no points.

The 2007 Canadian Grand Prix ended their points drought. Ralf Schumacher scored a point for finishing 8th, and at the following event at 2007 United States Grand Prix, Trulli finished in 6th place. Schumacher meanwhile, was involved in a crash with David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello at the opening corner.

A run of incidents meant the team did not score points until the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix. Here Schumacher scored 3 points after he qualified in 5th place and finished 6th.[39]

On 1 October, Schumacher announced that he would be leaving Toyota at the end of the 2007 season for a new challenge.[40]

Toyota ended the year with an 8th place finish at 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix for Jarno Trulli. Altogether, 13 points were scored, the team's lowest tally since 2004 and less than they achieved in their second-ever season. The team admitted not fulfilling their pre-season promises, and vowed to have a completely different car for 2008.[41]

2008

Timo Glock at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.

While retaining Jarno Trulli, Toyota replaced Ralf Schumacher with reigning GP2 Series champion Timo Glock for the 2008 Formula One season. After two years of unspectacular results following their most successful season of 2005, the team's third principal, Tadashi Yamashina, was told he had two years to turn Toyota into a successful F1 team.[42] The team's new car, the Toyota TF108, was launched on the 10 January 2008.[43] The team's first points came in 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix, where Jarno Trulli qualified in 5th place (albeit being promoted to 3rd following the McLaren team being penalised) and went on to finish the race in 4th.[44] This proved not to be a one off, with Trulli getting 6th place next time out in 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix, and then 8th in 2008 Spanish Grand Prix after some late-race trouble. After retiring in the opening two rounds followed by mid-field finishes, Timo Glock was able to secure a 4th place and 5 points for Toyota at 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, in addition to Trulli's 3 points brought Toyota up 5th place in the Constructor's standings. Both cars were able to lead the race at some point.[45] More points were to follow at 2008 French Grand Prix, where Trulli managed to hold off Heikki Kovalainen in the late race stages to collect 3rd place. This was Toyota's first podium finish in over two years. Trulli dedicated this podium to former team boss Ove Andersson, who died in the week prior to the race, in a car accident.[46] Trulli scored points in the 2008 British Grand Prix, but despite a solid showing during most of the race in 2008 German Grand Prix, neither driver scored points; Glock suffered a rear suspension failure that caused a spectacular crash, while Trulli was passed in the later stages of the race. The team's fortunes looked up in 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, where Glock put in a good qualifying run that ultimately led to a second place finish in the race, giving him his first F1 podium and Toyota's second podium finish of the season. At the next race in 2008 European Grand Prix, Jarno Trulli was able to gather a 5th place finish while teammate Glock fought his way up to finish 7th moving Toyota ten points ahead of Renault in the constructors' standings.

At the next race in 2008 Belgian Grand Prix Trulli struggled, only being able to finish 16th. Timo Glock, on the other hand, was doing as badly as Trulli until a few laps before the end of the race the rain came down. Glock put wet tyres on, and was faster than the other cars in the last few laps. He finished the race in 8th place. After the race Timo Glock was handed a 25-second penalty for overtaking Mark Webber under Racing flags during the final lap of the race. The penalty pushed Glock from eighth to ninth place.[47]

The next race took the team to 2008 Italian Grand Prix where the team qualified well, Trulli 7th and Glock 9th. However, they couldn't back the good performance in qualifying up with a good performance in the race, only managing to finish 11th and 13th respectively.

In 2008 Singapore Grand Prix Toyota again qualified well, Glock 8th and Trulli 11th. Trulli had to retire in the race, but Glock went on to finish 4th.

At the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix Glock had to retire early on in the race after only six laps. However, Jano Trulli did very well, finishing 5th.

Overall Toyota has progressed in the 2008 season and are likely to be in contention for 4th place in the constructors next year.

Toyota and the GPMA


Toyota joined the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association (GPMA) with the other car manufacturers involved in F1; BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Honda and Renault. The GPMA's intention was to have a united voice against the governing body of F1, the FIA and lobby for change in the way the sport is run. However, on 14 August 2006, Toyota left the GPMA, stating that the body had achieved its objectives.[48]

Sponsorship


Tobacco sponsorship in Formula One has become a major issue in the past decade, but Toyota F1 have never had cigarette advertising, and have thus not come under fire from this argument. Panasonic has been Toyota's title sponsor since the team's first season in 2002 Formula One season.[49] After Toyota's upturn in form from 2005 Formula One Season, Panasonic extended its sponsorship deal. Denso (a member of Toyota Group) and Esso have also been with Toyota F1 since that first year. The team's most recent partner is India's Kingfisher Airlines, with the deal being announced at the launch of the Toyota TF107 car in January 2007.[50] This deal ended however when Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya purchased the Spyker F1 team.

Statistics

Other Toyota F1 statistics are in the info box at the top of this article. This section displays more in-depth statistics.

  • Points = 219
  • First Point Scored = 2002 Australian Grand Prix (Mika Salo)
  • First Pole Position = 2005 United States Grand Prix (Jarno Trulli)
  • First Fastest Lap = 2005 Belgian Grand Prix (Ralf Schumacher)
  • Most Successful Toyota Driver (Poles) = Jarno Trulli & Ralf Schumacher (1 each)
  • Most Successful Toyota Driver (Fastest Laps) = Ralf Schumacher (1)
  • Most Successful Toyota Driver (Championship Points) = Jarno Trulli (97)

Details correct up to and including end of 2008 Formula One World Championship.

Notable drivers

Based on a racer's credentials, Olivier Panis could be classed as Toyota F1's first notable driver, being their first man with a Grand Prix 1996 Monaco Grand Prix to his name. However, that win was in unusual circumstances, when many of the front-runners (drivers for teams like Williams F1, Scuderia Ferrari and McLaren) dropped out in the wet, tricky conditions. Otherwise, Panis had never driven for front-running teams, and joined Toyota in 2003 after a season with British American Racing that yielded just 4 points. Therefore, the following are racers of calibre who have shone for Toyota, and who have had reasonable success in F1 generally.

Ralf Schumacher

Main article: Ralf Schumacher

The German driver came to Toyota in 2005 from Williams F1 with 6 Grand Prix wins to his name. After a 2004 season with the Grove-based team that yielded just one top-three race finish, a need for change was felt and Schumacher joined Toyota. The Japanese team had yet to score a podium finish. However he settled in comfortably.[34]

Schumacher appeared slower than Trulli in the first few races of the 2005 Formula One season, as the latter hit the headlines as he took Toyota to new heights. But Schumacher caught up, and ended the season on top, getting two podiums, the first of which was chasing his brother Michael Schumacher for 2nd place in the 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix.[51]

He struggled throughout 2006 after saying he expected Toyota to score its first win, and once again, his best result was just 3rd. Schumacher split with long term manager Willi Weber during this season,[52] and partnered with Hans Mahr, who tried to project Schumacher back into a winning team - a move that did not work.

Schumacher, however, wanted to prove he was still content with being at Toyota F1 through the following close season, and said he was more likely to still win the F1 title with Toyota than any other team, and that Toyota would be the team of the future.[33] On 1 October, Schumacher announced that he would be leaving Toyota at the end of the 2007 season for a new challenge, although at the time, he did not clearly state what this challenge would be.[40]

Jarno Trulli

Main article: Jarno Trulli

Being Toyota's first recruitment of a top driver and Grand Prix winner, Jarno Trulli's move from Renault F1 was big news. It was late during the 2004 Formula One season, and Trulli was dropped from Renault's race line-up after a season in which he struggled compared to his team-mate Fernando Alonso, and replaced by Jacques Villeneuve. Soon after, Toyota F1 revealed that Trulli would race for them during the 2005 season and beyond. However, Olivier Panis retired from racing before the year was out, leaving a space in Toyota's race attack, meaning Trulli was promoted rather earlier than anticipated. Qualifying 6th on his Toyota debut in 2004 Japanese Grand Prix was the start of a competitive run for the team. No points were scored that year, although Trulli comfortably outpaced his team-mate Ricardo Zonta.

Trulli settled in well with Toyota, finding it easier to focus when not on tenterhooks with the Team Principal as he was with Renault's Flavio Briatore. As such, the first spark of form that that aspect was yielding was when Trulli qualified 2nd at 2005 Australian Grand Prix - Toyota's first front row start. He dropped off in the race with tyre trouble, but then went on to score Toyota's first podiums in 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix and 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix.

However, a term was created in that year - the 'Trulli Train'.[53] This highlighted a recurring snag to Trulli's career. It referred to when Trulli qualified in a high position, but dropped away in the races (mainly due to tyre degradation in 2005). The result was the build up of a queue behind Trulli's car, which was present at numerous races throughout 2005, albeit not in his podium-scoring performances. Team-mate Schumacher tended not to suffer from these problems as much, partly because he often did not qualify as far up the grid as Trulli. He trailed off towards the end of the 2005 season, ending the year behind Ralf Schumacher.

Mechanical failure was a factor with the Italian's 2006 campaign, with the loss of podium finishes occurring all too often. It took Trulli until round 9 to score points, but he did so with 6th place after qualifying 4th. More great results followed, with his run from 22nd to 4th at 2006 United States Grand Prix standing out. However, it was a year with a notable lack of points scored, and did nothing for Trulli's reputation, allowing his critics to claw back at him.

The 2007 Formula One Season season was the first in which, when paired together at the Japan team, Trulli outscored Ralf Schumacher overall. While Schumacher left the team, Trulli's new team-mate was the current GP2 Series Champion Timo Glock.

Complete Formula One results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Chassis/Engine
Tyres
Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
2002 Formula One season TF102
Toyota V10 engine
Michelin
2002 Australian Grand Prix 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix 2002 San Marino Grand Prix 2002 Spanish Grand Prix 2002 Austrian Grand Prix 2002 Monaco Grand Prix 2002 Canadian Grand Prix 2002 European Grand Prix 2002 British Grand Prix 2002 French Grand Prix 2002 German Grand Prix 2002 Hungarian Grand Prix 2002 Belgian Grand Prix 2002 Italian Grand Prix 2002 United States Grand Prix 2002 Japanese Grand Prix 2 10th
Flag of Finland Mika Salo 6 12 6 Ret 9 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 15 7 11 14 8
Flag of the United Kingdom Allan McNish Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 9 Ret Ret 14 Ret 11 Ret 14 9 Ret 15 INJ
2003 Formula One season TF103
Toyota V10 engine
Michelin
2003 Australian Grand Prix 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix 2003 San Marino Grand Prix 2003 Spanish Grand Prix 2003 Austrian Grand Prix 2003 Monaco Grand Prix 2003 Canadian Grand Prix 2003 European Grand Prix 2003 French Grand Prix 2003 British Grand Prix 2003 German Grand Prix 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix 2003 Italian Grand Prix 2003 United States Grand Prix 2003 Japanese Grand Prix 16 8th
Flag of France Olivier Panis Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 13 8 Ret 8 11 5 Ret Ret Ret 10
Flag of Brazil Cristiano da Matta Ret 11 10 12 6 10 9 11 Ret 11 7 6 11 Ret 9 7
2004 Formula One season TF104 TF104B
Toyota V10 engine
Michelin
2004 Australian Grand Prix 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix 2004 San Marino Grand Prix 2004 Spanish Grand Prix 2004 Monaco Grand Prix 2004 European Grand Prix 2004 Canadian Grand Prix 2004 United States Grand Prix 2004 French Grand Prix 2004 British Grand Prix 2004 German Grand Prix 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix 2004 Belgian Grand Prix 2004 Italian Grand Prix 2004 Chinese Grand Prix 2004 Japanese Grand Prix 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix 9 8th
Flag of Brazil Cristiano da Matta 12 9 10 Ret 13 6 Ret DSQ Ret 14 13 Ret
Flag of France Olivier Panis 13 12 9 11 Ret 8 11 DSQ 5 15 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 14 14
Flag of Brazil Ricardo Zonta Ret 10 11 Ret 13
Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 11 12
2005 Formula One season TF105 TF105B
Toyota V10 engine
Michelin
2005 Australian Grand Prix 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix 2005 San Marino Grand Prix 2005 Spanish Grand Prix 2005 Monaco Grand Prix 2005 European Grand Prix 2005 Canadian Grand Prix 2005 United States Grand Prix 2005 French Grand Prix 2005 British Grand Prix 2005 German Grand Prix 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix 2005 Turkish Grand Prix 2005 Italian Grand Prix 2005 Belgian Grand Prix 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Chinese Grand Prix 88 4th
Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 9 2 2 5 3 10 8 Ret DNS 5 9 14 4 6 5 Ret 13 Ret 15
Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 12 5 4 9 4 6 Ret 6 7 8 6 3 12 6 7 8 8 3
Flag of Brazil Ricardo Zonta DNS
2006 Formula One season TF106 TF106B
Toyota V8 engine
Bridgestone
2006 Bahrain Grand Prix 2006 Malaysian Grand Prix 2006 Australian Grand Prix 2006 San Marino Grand Prix 2006 European Grand Prix 2006 Spanish Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Grand Prix 2006 British Grand Prix 2006 Canadian Grand Prix 2006 United States Grand Prix 2006 French Grand Prix 2006 German Grand Prix 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix 2006 Turkish Grand Prix 2006 Italian Grand Prix 2006 Chinese Grand Prix 2006 Japanese Grand Prix 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix 35 6th
Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 14 8 3 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 9 6 7 15 Ret 7 Ret
Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 16 9 Ret Ret 9 10 17 11 6 4 Ret 7 12 9 7 Ret 6 Ret
2007 Formula One season TF107
Toyota V8 engine
Bridgestone
2007 Australian Grand Prix 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix 2007 Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 Spanish Grand Prix 2007 Monaco Grand Prix 2007 Canadian Grand Prix 2007 United States Grand Prix 2007 French Grand Prix 2007 British Grand Prix 2007 European Grand Prix 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix 2007 Turkish Grand Prix 2007 Italian Grand Prix 2007 Belgian Grand Prix 2007 Japanese Grand Prix 2007 Chinese Grand Prix 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix 13 6th
Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 8 15 12 Ret 16 8 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6 12 15 10 Ret Ret 11
Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 9 7 7 Ret 15 Ret 6 Ret Ret 13 10 16 11 11 13 13 8
2008 Formula One season TF108
Toyota V8 engine
Bridgestone
2008 Australian Grand Prix 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix 2008 Spanish Grand Prix 2008 Turkish Grand Prix 2008 Monaco Grand Prix 2008 Canadian Grand Prix 2008 French Grand Prix 2008 British Grand Prix 2008 German Grand Prix 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix 2008 European Grand Prix 2008 Belgian Grand Prix 2008 Italian Grand Prix 2008 Singapore Grand Prix 2008 Japanese Grand Prix 2008 Chinese Grand Prix 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix 56 5th
Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Ret 4 6 8 10 13 6 3 7 9 7 5 16 13 Ret 5 Ret 8
Flag of Germany Timo Glock Ret Ret 9 11 13 12 4 11 12 Ret 2 7 9 11 4 Ret 7 6

See also

External links


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