The TS030 HYBRID is already pretty well balanced and gave me confidence to push early in the day so that's a good platform for us heading into race week first impressions are encouraging.
I knew the lay-out already from the driving simulator at TMG but it's great to experience it for the first time for real. View comments.
It's my first time here and I am quite impressed. Davidson's car somersaulted before crashing heavily into the tyre barrier. Overall we are satisfied to complete a full day's running with both cars without any significant issue the only interruptions came with some minor bodywork damage. The Italian walked away from the accident. So with Nissan out even though it was never competing for points and was perpetually 15 to 18 seconds behind the LMP1 cars , and both Toyotas done for the duration, the quartet of Audis took the lead.
Davidson tweeted after the accident: The No.
Toyota racing makes successful le mans debut. It is difficult to compare lap times however the important thing is that we are more or less where we expected to be. The full extent of Davidson's injuries will be known on Monday. There is so much data to analyse but this is what I enjoy doing, and the team do as well. Follow Us On Facebook Don't miss our latest news, features and videos.Listen To Toyota Hybrid Race Car Start Up Le Mans Commercial - New Carjam Car Radio Show 2012
Media Library. Engineers and mechanics passed tools through the fence and talked Motoyama through the repairs, and once the experimental racer was back in the pits, it succumbed to an alternator failure that eventually took the DeltaWing completely out of the race.
It was then that a medical inspection revealed the fractures in his back. Personally it was great to be back at Le Mans, especially with this new car and the hybrid technology. Skip Article Header. As running time is relatively limited today for each driver I made sure I enjoyed every lap. We have to always remember that we as a team are completely new in this game so we have plenty to learn this is just the first step.
Like the R18 etron quattros, the Toyotas made use of a hybrid drivetrain that stores braking energy for use in specified sections of the La Sarthe circuit. He did not win a single point in his F1 career but became a popular commentator with BBC Radio 5 Live before joining Sky as an analyst at the beginning of the year.
Motor sport Le Mans 24 Hours news. Menu Subscribe. So far the team has done a great job and we achieved what we expected to.