TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is a multi-national team bringing together determination, innovation and ability from throughout the world with the goal of creating motorsport history, first with the hybrid powered TS030 HYBRID car in 2012 and 2013, than with the TS040 HYBRID since 2014.
Based at TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in Cologne, Germany, the team has extensive experience of various forms of motorsport, including World Rally, Le Mans and Formula 1.
The TS040 HYBRID chassis has been developed by TMG using advanced motorsport engineering techniques, while the cutting-edge hybrid system is the result of extensive research and development by a dedicated team at TOYOTA Motor Corporation in Japan.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is writing a new page in TOYOTA’s long history in endurance racing and at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Since its first participation in 1985, TOYOTA has participated 16 times at Le Mans, finishing on the podium five occasions and in the top six a total of eleven times.
Prior to this project, TOYOTA’s last visit to Le Mans and its last participation in international endurance racing came in 1998-99, also with a car designed and operated by TMG. The GT-One was the fastest car at Le Mans in 1999 and claimed pole position, but two unfortunate retirements left only one car remaining and this took the runners-up spot.
Take a tour through TOYOTA’s previous visits to Le Mans by clicking here.