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.
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.
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.
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
1st: Lotus 71pts
2nd: Hispania Racing 51pts
3rd: Virgin Racing 39pts
Just a quick round up. Fastest lap was Jarno Trulli in 1.29.564
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
1st: Lotus 61pts
2nd: Hispania Racing 38pts
3rd: Virgin Racing 36pts