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Toyota Consider Leaving F1 For Le Mans

Toyota F1 Team’s motorsport director has announced that they have a desire to return to Le Mans.

In the same breath he also announced that in the current economic climate it would be unrealistic to run an F1 team and a Le Mans project.

Toyota have been the most outspoken against the single engine rules that will come into effect in 2010, where a manufacturer will be chosen and teams will no longer have any control over their engine production, something Toyota and many others see as the heart of F1.

“We would like to go back to Le Mans,” Toyota’s F1 team boss Tadashi Yamashina confirms. “The final decision is budgetary.

“Under the present economic conditions, it is unlikely that we could do Formula One and Le Mans in a parallel fashion,” he explained.



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