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Platypus
4th November 2009, 10:01
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8341602.stm

Is this old news? I don't remember Toyota saying they might pull out, although it was suspected they might after Honda went.

Also here,
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article6902431.ece

It's a shame.

ThomasSoerensen
4th November 2009, 10:03
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8341602.stm

Is this old news? I don't remember Toyota saying they might pull out, although it was suspected they might after Honda went.

Also here,
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article6902431.ece

It's a shame.

As long as they can fill the grid I prefer to have dedicated racing teams on the grid. Do you buy a Toyota because of their presense in F1 anyway?

d000hg
4th November 2009, 10:13
Bad luck for Kobayashi though, he looked on for a spot next year.

ThomasSoerensen
4th November 2009, 10:14
Bad luck for Kobayashi though, he looked on for a spot next year.

and bad luck for 300 highly skilled engineers etc.
the driver is only 1 cog in a big fine tuned machine that is a mordern F1 team

gingerjedi
4th November 2009, 10:15
As long as they can fill the grid I prefer to have dedicated racing teams on the grid. Do you buy a Toyota because of their presense in F1 anyway?

Do Toyota have anything remotely sporty in their line up? The last car I can remember was Supra turbo about 15 years ago.:rolleyes:

Spacecadet
4th November 2009, 10:17
Do Toyota have anything remotely sporty in their line up? The last car I can remember was Supra turbo about 15 years ago.:rolleyes:

Celica?

VectraMan
4th November 2009, 10:19
Do they still make the MRS? I can't remember.

DimPrawn
4th November 2009, 10:19
Celica?

They haven't sold the Celica for years.

Toyota are about as sporty now as Kia.

DimPrawn
4th November 2009, 10:20
Do they still make the MRS? I can't remember.

Nope. Stopped years ago.

Moscow Mule
4th November 2009, 10:45
Do they still make the MRS? I can't remember.

MR2? Stopped making it in 2006.

swamp
4th November 2009, 10:46
The 'sport' of F1 is an expensive, shambolic parade these days. This is probably the real reason Toyota are leaving. :rolleyes:

Scary
4th November 2009, 10:49
they have a Toyobaru (Toyota/Subaru collaboration) concept http://pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=20823 and the Lexus LFA supercar http://pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=20848

BoredBloke
4th November 2009, 10:54
Just looked on their website and their range is awful!

DimPrawn
4th November 2009, 11:00
Just looked on their website and their range is awful!

Yep. Pathetic range of ugly, slow, nasty Jap cars.

Moscow Mule
4th November 2009, 11:35
Yep. Pathetic range of ugly, slow, nasty Jap cars.

Durable though (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrk6vsb77xk)

DimPrawn
4th November 2009, 11:40
Durable though (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrk6vsb77xk)

If cars lasted forever we'd all be driving Austin Allegros.

Moscow Mule
4th November 2009, 11:46
If cars lasted forever we'd all be driving Austin Allegros.

Eh?