The No. 67 Ford GT was one of a couple cars had issues keeping its doors shut on the bumps and curbs of Britain’s Silverstone Circuit early on at Sunday’s 6 Hours of Silverstone. Fortunately, it didn’t seem to affect driver Harry Tincknell at all when it popped back open in the final five minutes of the race.
Toyota wants so badly to be back in winning form this year after a 2016 saw them lose the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a last-minute connector failure. This is supposed to be Toyota’s year with a new, improved TS050, yet they’ve had the first major top LMP1-class Le Mans prototype crash of 2017 at the 6 Hours of…
With only Toyota and Porsche left in the World Endurance Championship’s top hybrid LMP1 class, we’re all curious as to what their cars will look like this year. Will this year’s Toyota be stronger after last year’s heartbreaking loss at Le Mans? Either way, here’s a brief look at the 2017 Toyota TS050 rear end.
There’s just something magical about endurance racing at dusk, with all the headlights flickering in the distance and reflecting off barriers and other surfaces. Here’s the No. 6 Toyota TS050 claiming the team’s first win since November 2014 at this weekend’s 6 Hours of Fuji.
Romain Dumas in the No. 2 Porsche 919 wanted to show the No. 5 Toyota TS050 who’s boss early during the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas as the No. 5 tried to get around the Porsche. So, he darted over and forced the No. 5 to pass him through the pit lane exit.
If there’s anyone who knows his way around the highest levels of motorsport, it’s ex-Formula One driver and current Le Mans prototype driver Anthony Davidson. Davidson’s No. 5 Toyota TS050 team was the gut-wrenching headline of Le Mans this year, and he’s here with us now to answer your questions.
A defective connector on the air line between the turbocharger and the intercooler on the No. 5 Toyota TS050 was to blame for one of the most gut-wrenching losses in 24 Hours of Le Mans history, per a team statement. The technical defect caused a loss in turbocharger control.
Just because you schedule a regular-season Formula One race over the end of Le Mans doesn’t mean that F1 drivers aren’t going to ask about the result. Fortunately, Ferrari driver and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel thought to ask what happened to the Toyota Le Mans team in the middle of F1’s post-race press…
With 384 laps lodged in the 24 Hours of Le Mans live timing screen just like the winning No. 2 Porsche 919, many were wondering where the No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050—the one that led much of the race only to encounter trouble in the final heartbreaking minutes—was on the podium. We can all blame Le Mans’ fittingly…
Everyone was prepared to welcome Toyota as only the second Japanese manufacturer ever to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans when the worst possible outcome happened: a mechanical failure forced the No. 5 to stop on its final lap. One team insider believes it may have had a turbo failure, per Daily Sportscar.
With three minutes and 21 seconds to go, the leading No. 5 Toyota TS050 that was on pace to take the win came to a halt in front of the pits, ceding the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans lead to the No. 2 Porsche 919. It’s an unbelievable end for a car that was so reliable for the other 23 hours and 50 minutes of the race.
The No. 6 Toyota TS 050 has had some trouble while in third place overall that it had to briefly go into the garage to fix. Mechanics quickly made some repairs to the back of the car and got the TS 050 back out on the track.
No car in the top World Endurance Championship LMP1-H class went the entire 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps trouble-free. Fortunately, the No. 8 Audi’s biggest problem was relatively minor. Joining it in the top three was a limping Porsche and a car in the slower, non-manufacturer LMP1 class.
Mike Conway in the LMP1-class No. 6 Toyota TS050 collided with the LMP2-class No. 37 of SMP Racing’s Victor Shaytar early on during today’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. This prototype-on-prototype violence must not stand, man.
Modern endurance races have gotten a bit of a reputation as “really long sprint races” due to the reliability of the cars and the skill of the drivers. Just kidding! Only one of each manufacturer LMP1-class prototype remained in contention for the win in the last hour of the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
Prius, Schmius. There’s one Toyota hybrid that’s relevant to our interests, and it’s the brand new Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. This is the third car Toyota has built for the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class, and the car that carries the hopes for another season championship.
The flagship Toyota World Endurance Championship team released the first footage of its brand spanking new TS050 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype in action today. If there’s one message that gets pounded on over and over in this video, it’s that holy balls, they are sick of losing.