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Pressure mounting

Nationality: Japanese
Engine: Toyota V8
F1 history: 2002-
2007 position: 6th
Drivers' titles: 0
Constructors' titles: 0
Team principal: Tadashi Yamashina

Toyota is now the world's biggest car marker and for the first time it appears it might be edging closer to realising its ambition in Formula One.

Years of underachievement since Toyota made its debut in 2002 have left the impression that Japanese management principles did not fit with F1.

But there have been signs this year that Toyota might be finally getting to grips with the sport.

A couple of strong podiums through the summer have hinted at progress at last.

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