Toyota TF106

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Toyota TF106/TF106B
Category Formula 1
Constructor Toyota
Team Panasonic Toyota Racing
Designer Mike Gascoyne
Drivers 7. Ralf Schumacher

8. Jarno Trulli

Chassis Moulded carbon-fibre and honeycomb construction
Suspension (front) Carbon-fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon-fibre trackrod and pushrod
Suspension (rear) Carbon-fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon-fibre trackrod and pushrod
Engine Toyota RVX-06, Mid-mounted 2.4 litre V8
Gearbox Toyota/Xtrac 7 speed + reverse
Fuel Esso
Tyres Bridgestone
Debut 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
Races competed 18
List of Formula One World Constructors' Champions 0
List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0

The Toyota TF106/TF106B is a Formula One car designed by Mike Gascoyne for the 2006 Formula One season. The car is an evolution of the previous year's TF105. The team began testing the car in November 2005, months earlier than any other team.

Jarno Trulli in a TF106

2006 Season

After a highly successful 2005 season, hopes were high that Toyota would be a force in the 2006 season. However, from the off it was clear that this was not to be. In 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix, neither driver made it through to the pole position shoot-out, indeed Ralf Schumacher failed even to make the second round. This bad form continued for some months with the only highlight being Ralf's podium in 2006 Australian Grand Prix, which remained the team's best result that season. At 2006 Monaco Grand Prix a B version of the car was introduced but the effect was not immediate and it was not until 2006 Canadian Grand Prix that Jarno Trulli scored his first points of the season and since then, Toyota have seen an upturn in form.

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 Points WCC
2006 Formula One season Toyota 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
Ralf Schumacher 14 8 3 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 9 6 7 15 Ret 7 Ret
Jarno Trulli 16 9 Ret Ret 9 10 17 11 6 4 Ret 7 12 9 7 Ret 6 Ret

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