The Toyota F1 Team launched their 2008 car today at their headquarters in Germany. The Cologne based team state their TF108 is a revolutionary step over last years car, and are confident that their fortunes will improve in 2008. Last year, after a series of disappointing seasons, the team scored just thirteen points despite one of the largest budgets in F1.
Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli have been confirmed as race drivers for the team and the new car, which sports a McLaren-style bridge wing, will be making it s debut at Jerez next Sunday.
Images of Toyota F1’s TF108:
The TF108 Technical Specification
- Monocoque: 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: Brembo callipers and 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 Electronic Systems ECU (as required by FIA rules)
- Transmission: 7-speed unit plus reverse
- Cylinders: 8
- Capacity: 2,398cc
- Horsepower: Approximately 740bhp
- Revolutions: Maximum 19,000rpm (meeting FIA 2008 regulations)
- Valve actuation: Pneumatic
- Throttle actuation: Hydraulic
- Spark Plugs: DENSO
- Fuel and Lubricants: Esso
- Overall length: 4636 mm
- Overall height: 950 mm
- Overall width: 1800 mm
- Overall weight: 605 kg (including driver and camera)