TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH revealed video footage of the new TS040 HYBRID World Endurance Championship race car. This exclusive video shows Alex Wurz and Anthony Davidson in action during the very first test of the year, at Paul Ricard in France.
The new car is 10cm narrower than its predecessor and features updated aerodynamics as well as many mechanical improvements, including four-wheel drive hybrid. Over the years, DENSO and TOYOTA have closely cooperated in the field of car racing. DENSO will continue to supply components and other necessary support to TOYOTA Racing contributing to the team’s success.
The car will run in public for the first time, alongside all WEC entries, during the Prologue test at Paul Ricard on 28-29 March.
TOYOTA Racing has shuffled its driver line-up for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
Nicolas Lapierre will switch to the #8 TS040 HYBRID in 2014, while Stéphane Sarrazin swaps the other way and takes up a berth in the #7 car.
That means the full #7 line-up will be Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Kazuki Nakajima, while the #8 drivers will be Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi.