Toyota TF109

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Active: 2009
Team: Toyota Motorsports GmbH

Drivers: Jarno Trulli (9), Timo Glock (10)
Team: Tadashi Yamashina (TP), Noritoshi Arai (TD), Pascal Vasselon (General Manager Chassis)

Panasonic Toyota Racing introduced their 2009 challenger, the TF109, on January 15 at their home base in Cologne. The car is a work that started in October 2007 and the team's aim is again high. Chairman and Team Principal Tadashi Yamashina states: "Our target this year is to fight to win the first race for Toyota in Formula 1."

It is obviously a departure from its predecessor because of striking changes in the technical regulations. As a result, previous spoon shaped front wings, angel wings and chimneys are gone, in favour or a lower and wider front wing and cleaner sidepods.

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TF109 specifications

Monocoque construction: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb construction
Fuel tank: ATL safety cell
Suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon fibre trackrod and pushrod
Dampers: Penske
Wheels: BBS forged magnesium
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza
Brakes: Toyota/Brembo callipers, Brembo master cylinders, Hitco material (carbon/carbon)
Steering: Toyota power-assisted steering. Toyota carbon fibre steering wheel with Toyota / Magneti Marelli instruments
Driver's seat: Carbon fibre
Restraints: Takata
HANS device: Hubbard-Downing
Electronics: Toyota, Magneti Marelli plus McLaren Electronics Systems ECU (as required by FIA rules)
Transmission: 7-speed unit plus reverse


Overall length: 4636 mm
Overall height: 950 mm
Overall width: 1800 mm
Overall weight: 605 kg including driver and camera


Designation: Toyota RVX-09
Configuration: 90° V8
Capacity: 2,398cc
Horsepower: Approximately 740bhp
Revolutions: Maximum 18,000rpm (as required by FIA rules)
Valve actuation: Pneumatic
Throttle actuation: Hydraulic
Spark Plugs: DENSO
Fuel: Esso
Lubricants: Esso