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F1 team review - Toyota

Team Toyota 2009 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:33 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 29 Mar 2009 11 11
Malaysian GP 5 Apr 2009 5.5 16.5
Chinese GP 19 Apr 2009 2 18.5
Bahrain GP 26 Apr 2009 8 26.5
Spanish GP 10 May 2009 0 26.5
Monaco GP 24 May 2009 0 26.5
Turkish GP 7 Jun 2009 6 32.5
British GP 21 Jun 2009 2 34.5
German GP 12 Jul 2009 0 34.5
Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2009 4 38.5
European GP 23 Aug 2009 0 38.5
Belgian GP 30 Aug 2009 0 38.5
Italian GP 13 Sep 2009 0 38.5
Singapore GP 27 Sep 2009 8 46.5
Japanese GP 4 Oct 2009 8 54.5
Brazilian GP 18 Oct 2009 0 54.5
Abu Dhabi GP 1 Nov 2009 5 59.5

"I'm really disappointed that Toyota have decided to pull out of F1 although it has not come as a huge surprise.

"They've been a long time in the business and the company is a huge achiever, but the F1 team did not seem to deliver what they should have.

"When fellow Japanese car giant Honda withdrew last December the team continued as Brawn Grand Prix and the rest is history.

"I hope Toyota will leave the sport with the same dignity and allow the team to continue in a new guise.

"Toyota signed a new Concorde Agreement in the summer committing them to F1 until 2012 and so it could be possible for the team to continue in another form if the rest of the grid allow it.

"A free spot on the grid could also signal the re-emergence of Sauber, which would be nice to see. But it is sad to see Toyota go; when they decided to supply engines in 2005, the first team they supplied was Jordan.

"They had the budget, the technology and the ability but very seldom had all of them come together at the same time - and that has not changed this year.

"Toyota were difficult to pin down. I can't understand how, when Jarno Trulli was on the podium, Timo Glock was nowhere to be seen - and vice versa. I find that strange. If the car is good, you would expect both drivers to be competitive, as they are of very similar quality.

"Glock drove one of the races of the season to finish second in Singapore. Yet Trulli was nowhere there. Then in Japan a week later Trulli was on the podium, and Glock had the accident that kept him out for the last two races of the season.

"So there was a big question mark there. It looks as if the car was quite OK and the drivers and team needed to get more out of it."

Map showing Toyota's base in Germany

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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas F1 29
9 Lotus 8
10 Sauber 2

see also
Toyota's F1 history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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