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    Report: Ken Blocked: Rally driver too big for F1 car
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    Ken Block was prepared to suit up for some seat time in Pirelli's Toyota TF109 Formula One test car. Problem is, the car wasn't prepared to suit Block. The man is too large for the seat, which typically holds diminutive F1 pilots. No, he's not too fat, Block is just too tall to fit inside the ...

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    Official: Ken Block set for F1 test at Monza
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    Even with a skill set as specific as vehicular control, there are polar opposites. At one end you have F1 drivers, who position what essentially amount to fighter jets on wheels with pin-point precision. At the other end sits the likes of Ken Block, the Gymkhana master who has wowed us all ...

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    Toyota's former F1 team re-emerges as engineering consultancy
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    The shutdown of Toyota's Formula One program should have resulted in a mass layoff of the team's personnel, right? Well it didn't. While some may have gone their separate ways, others have been hired; and despite the essential absence of an actual F1 program, Toyota Motorsport GmbH is still alive ...

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    HRT reportedly close to signing deal with Toyota for F1 support
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    Toyota TF109 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It appears that Toyota's aborted 2010 Formula One car design may finally make it to the track in 2011 under the banner of the Hispania Racing Team (HRT). The freshman Spanish team has struggled so far this season with the chassis it ...

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    HRT F1 parts company with Dallara, reportedly eyes abandoned Toyota chassis
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    The Hispania Racing Team has had a rough start this year in F1. The upstart squad has retired seven times in as many races, failing to score a single championship point so far. Which is still better than Virgin has fared so far – and surprisingly Sauber too – but that's no way to ...

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    Opportunity Knocks: Stefan GP and Toyota prepare for another team's failure
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    Stefan GP brokers a deal with Toyota Racing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some people just won't take no for an answer. That sense of unbridled optimism could stand to serve an F1 team well, only Stefan GP isn't an F1 team. Yet. But they hope to be, and they're not taking no for ...

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    Serbian team reportedly in talks to take over Toyota F1
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    Reports of Toyota F1's demise may prove to have been exaggerated as the latest rumors from the racing world suggest that the Japanese automaker is in discussions with a Serbian outfit about taking over the Cologne-based racing team. Stefan Grand Prix is backed by Serbian engineering firm AMCO ...

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    Need a Formula One car design? 2010 Toyota racer reportedly for sale
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    Toyota only made the decision to abandon its Formula One program a few weeks ago, but the lead time for developing a new car is a much longer than that. The engineering team at Toyota's Cologne F1 headquarters had been working on the 2010 car for most of 2009, and the actual design is already ...

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    How Much is that F1 in the Window? Toyota reportedly looking to sell completed TF110
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    Toyota TF109 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For many Formula One teams, work on next year's car starts halfway through a running season. So by the time Toyota announced it would not be back for next season, it had already completed its design for 2010. Now that it won't be needing ...

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    Officially Official: Toyota confirms departure from Formula One
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    The buck's got to stop somewhere. Toyota has been pouring in hundreds of millions of dollars into its Formula One racing program for seven years now and has little to show for it. Now after both Honda and BMW have mothballed their F1 teams, Toyota has confirmed longstanding speculation by doing ...

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    Rumormill: Toyota may announce exit from Formula 1
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    According to the Japanese Mainichi newspaper, Toyota is poised to withdraw from Formula One competition and will not take part in the 2010 season. Though no source is given for the news, so far Toyota is neither confirming nor denying the report. Toyota has never had the kind of success in F1 ...

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    Kamui Kobayashi to fill in for injured Timo Glock at Brazilian Grand Prix
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    As the Formula One championship winds to a close, the series is on track for a big change-up in drivers. But not before one last in-season switch. Earlier this season, Toro Rosso replaced Sebastien Bourdais with Jaime Alguersuai. Ferrari called up Luca Badoer to fill in for an injured Felipe ...

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    End of Year Shuffle: 14 Formula One teams swap drivers for 2010
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    If you thought the series of driver changes in the middle of this ongoing Formula One season was something, it's nothing compared to the grand game of musical chairs expected to ensue as the season draws to a close. With BMW closing up shop, several new teams joining the grid and at least a ...

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    REPORT: Toyota woes spell trouble for Fuji Speedway
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    Toyota's Timo Glock at the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway
    In any game of chicken, it's all about who flinches first. Ever since its first running in 1963, the Japanese Grand Prix has bounced between Fuji Speedway and Suzuka Circuit, the former dominating in the '60s and '70s before ...

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    Carbon Offset: Toyota sells F1 spare parts
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    Here's a little problem to solve: Although budgets are shrinking, it still costs million to run a Formula One team. On the other hand, the teams go through spare parts like a rib joint does napkins. Meanwhile, collectors and enthusiasts have proven willing to shell out big bucks for authentic ...

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    Toyota to reportedly exit F1 if 2010 rules are not changed
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    After the FIA's rule change to allow a two-tier budgetary and technical regulation system in F1 next year, Toyota is the first team to come out and say it might not contest the 2010 season. After publishing next year's regulations, the FIA made May 29 the final day for teams to declare their ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: Spraying the Bubbly at the 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix
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    2009 Bahrain Grand Prix - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    If you hadn't watched a single grand prix yet this season, hadn't read any F1-related news or even glanced at a headline, and hadn't spoken to a single racing fan for the past couple of months, you'd likely be shocked to find out ...

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    Hamilton, McLaren retroactively disqualified from Australian GP?
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    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Last weekend's Australian Grand Prix, the season opener to the 2009 Formula One season, may have ushered in a new era in on-track competition, but the off-track politics are already back up to full swing.Following the race, officials from the FIA ...

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    Sink or Swim: Toyota could follow Honda out of F1 if the wins don't come
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    Click above to view the Toyota TF109 in high resolution
    Toyota has a reputation around the Formula One paddock for having the biggest budget with the least results. But that's all going to change, and change drastically, if the team doesn't start winning races, according to some new ...

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    The Contender: Toyota reveals new TF109
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    Click above to view high-res image gallery of the Toyota TF109
    Following Ferrari's unveiling of its new F60, Toyota is the second team to release its new challenger for the 2009 Formula One season. Called the TF109, it's the only car unveiled exclusively online without a public reveal. Of course, ...

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