A test driver turned racer, Kobayashi drove in great style for two races until Toyota quit F1. He’s back for 2010, driving for new team Sauber.
After spending nine years and over $2.4 billion dollars without a single race victory, Toyota has officially dropped out of Formula One. As you can see from the photo, Toyota Motorsport Chairman Tadashi Yamashina was quite broken up about it.
Following the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) shock received by a BMW/Sauber mechanic earlier this week, Autosport reports Toyota may not have their KERS system ready in time for the start of the 2009 season. Toyota F1 team president John Howett expressed concern about the new technology in an interview, saying…