Panasonic Toyota Racing returns to Europe this weekend for the French Grand Prix in a sombre mood after the recent death of Ove Andersson. The Swede, who was Panasonic Toyota Racing's first Team Principal and the driving force behind Toyota's World Championship successes in rallying, was killed in a crash during a historic rally last week. To mark his passing, both TF108s will feature a black band around the monocoque while the design of the team garage will also include black.
A book of condolences, which will be given to Ove's family, will be available in the team's motorhome for all Formula 1 personnel and media to sign. Naturally, the team is aiming for a strong result as a fitting tribute to a man whose passion for motorsport inspired many.