Toyota admits its error and accepts the exclusion of the car #7


The surprise has jumped in at the last minute at Spa-Francorchamps when you become official that the car has achieved the pole position, the Toyota #7 piloted by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, and José María López, has violated the regulation and, therefore, been excluded from the classification.

the reason for the penalty applicable to the violation of the article 6.1.4 the sporting regulations of the World Endurance Championship, claiming an incorrect statement of the fuel flow meter.

As a result, it will be the Toyota #8 that leads the group on Saturday at 13:26 in the afternoon with Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi or Kazuki Nakajima aboard the same. On the contrary, the Toyota #7 must remain in the pit-lane until all cars have completed a lap of the circuit. The companion of the first Toyota to be the Rebellion #1 from Bruno Senna, Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer.

Toyota has issued a press release later that supports the error that qualifies “administrative” and occurred when you incorrectly identify the fuel flow meter used in the classification, so that the declared to the FIA did not match. Although this error did not affect at all the performance of the car, the japanese constructor accepts the sanction and stated that they will improve the processes of identification to avoid re-producing a “error unfortunate” like this.