TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
Toyota has a rich and rewarding history in the World Rally Championship – but what came out of Cologne under the guidance of Ove Andersson more than 17 years ago has little bearing on the Yaris WRC that returns the world’s biggest car maker back to the forefront of the sport. This Toyota is an all-finnish affair, admittedly with an engine tuned by Cologne. Team principal Tommi Makinen has been running around like a mad thing for the last year, but still, this is going to be a very, very tough season for a team running a car which only turned a wheel for the first time in April last year.
Toyota’s new car is still in its developmental phase