Monthly Archives: May 2010

Stefan Grand Prix’s unraced car

TF110 in Serbian Red

Is this the car that Stefan Grand Prix could have been racing in the 2010 Formula One World Championship?

Details have emerged from Racecar Engineering magazine of Toyota’s abandoned 2010 race car which was tested recently in the factory’s car park by Kazuki Nakajima.

Two chassis were build, one decked out in Serbian red which was intended to be used by Stefan GP, and the other in sleek black.

From the photos, it looks like this car was very advance, modelling the most a complex and highly sculptured diffuser and boasting a ride height adjustment device.

TF110

But perhaps such design, engineering and manufacturing mastery should be taken with a pinch of salt when remembering Toyota’s track record in the formula. However complex the front wing looks (and indeed it does!) with the Red Bull moulding of the nose cone, it certainly looks an incredible leap from their 2009 effort.

It’s uncertain if this car, or indeed a 2011 spec development of this car will ever take part in a competitive environment, or whether, like many projects before, this will be preserved as a museum piece.

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Stefan GP Championship – Monaco Grand Prix

Chandhok & Trulli (Sutton Images)

The first victory victory for Hispania Racing, only soured by Jarno Trulli’s antics of trying to decapitate the young Indian driver.

Meanwhile Virgin Racing are going from bad to worse with proprietor Richard Branson having to deny media reports that he is about to pull the plug on the fledgling team. Is he wishing he’d stuck with Brawn and now be teaming up with Mercedes at the sharp end of the grid?

Fastest lap this time around goes to Hekki Kovalainen who still leads the points haul.

Driver Standings

1st: Hekki Kovalainen 42pts

2nd=: Karun Chandhok 30pts

2nd=: Jarno Trulli 30pts

4rd: Lucas Di Grassi 23pts

5rd: Bruno Senna 21pts

6th: Timo Glock 16pts

Constructor Standings

1st: Lotus 71pts

2nd: Hispania Racing 51pts

3rd: Virgin Racing 39pts

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Stefan GP Championship – Spanish GP

Just a quick round up. Fastest lap was Jarno Trulli in 1.29.564

Drivers Table

1st: Hekki Kovalainen 37pts

2nd: Jarno Trulli 24pts

3rd: Lucas Di Grassi 21pts

4rd: Karun Chandhok 20pts

5rd: Bruno Senna 18pts

6th: Timo Glock 15pts

Constructor Standings

1st: Lotus 61pts

2nd: Hispania Racing 38pts

3rd: Virgin Racing 36pts

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