Toyota Racing and the hybrid engined TS030 Le Mans car return to the track this weekend for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Last year, number eight TS030 Hybrid drivers Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre earned a win for Toyota Racing at the 4.309km Interlagos circuit. It was the first of three wins in the season’s final four races.
Flying the flag for Toyota Racing this weekend are Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Stéphane Sarrazin. The trio are returning from a 10-week summer break, that began shortly after the Le Mans 24 Hours, in which the team finished an impressive second.
Downforce requirements for the remainder of the WEC season are different to those at Le Mans, which means that the TS030 HYBRID has been revised in order to compete in Brazil, and at other races during the season.
The revisions, developed at TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG), include an updated aerodynamic package, consisiting of modifications to the TS030’s front wheel arches, engine cover and rear wing. The tweaks increase the level of downforce compared to the Le Mans car, which was more focused on top speed.
To ensure all updates are effective, Davidson and Buemi partook in a two-day test at Lausitzring in eastern Germany earlier this month.
For more information on the race season and the TS030 Hybrid, visit the official Toyota Hybrid Racing website.