Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1: the threat of japanese

it Was clear. After knowing the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the Porsche 919 Hybrid 2016 in a matter of hours, the third manufacturer involved in the category LMP1 in the WEC was not going to take in excess to introduce its new prototype, even though it was through a leak. Said and done. Before us is the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1, the model that the japanese firm hopes to regain lost ground after a season that was to forget in the bosom of the team nippon. With the new colors of the Toyota Gazoo Racing, there are no major changes in its design.

In fact, the Toyota TS050 Hybrid seems like a mere evolution of the TS040 level aerodynamic, although for the occasion premiered the new corporate colors. In this way, we find a LMP1 that returns to repeat the shades of red, white, and black that we have already seen in the Yaris WRC, distributed in an irregular way. Also changes in the alignment of pilots are limited since in the TS050 #5 will be S├ębastien Buemi, Anthony Davison and Kazuki Nakajima. For its part, the Toyota TS050 Hybrid #6 is reserved for St├ęphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi, a pilot that replaced the retired Alex Wurz.

With a slick is not far in excess of the Toyota TS040 Hybrid and a payroll of pilots in which are maintained five of the six drivers of 2015, it is clear that the revolution of the Toyota TS050 has to get on the inside. In this aspect the work has been remarkable since Toyota debuts a new turbo charged engine with which we expect to find greater efficiency because the fuel flow is less. In addition, the TS050 Hybrid happens to enlist in the subcategory hybrid 8MJ, maximum level which allows the regulations regarding energy recovery.