Toyota Hybrid Racing at the 6 Hours of Shanghai
The Toyota Racing team have taken the lead in the World Endurance Championship race series after a commanding one-two finish at the 6 Hours of Fuji race. And now, with the schedule taking the team to the far east for the endurance race in Shanghai, China, Toyota Racing hopes to take its TS040 chassis further up the food chain. We all all anxious for the results of Toyota Hybrid Racing at the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Both vehicles, #7 and #8, are looking to get themselves back on the podium after a dominating performance in their home race in Japan. But the race in China will offer up an entirely different set of obstacles, being that the track layout and elevation are significantly different. Team Toyota Racing are booming with confidence after such a commanding show of drive just a few weeks prior. We can’t count out Porche and its 919 Hybrid piloted by Mark Webber whom has a lot of experience on the track from his time spent in Formula 1.
At just under three and a half miles, the Shanghai circuit is one of the longer tracks on the calendar featuring 16 tire-tearing corners. Two signature snail shell corners and one long straight make the set-up of the car very important going into the race; teams will need balanced downforce to keep grip through the corners without being slowed down too much on the straights. The Shanghai International Circuit also hosts the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix, MotoGP, and the World Touring Car Championship series.
We at Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto are always excited to see the Toyota Racing team taking it to the LMP1 class in the WEC series. For all your automotive industry and informational fixings, keep up with our blog. We have an extensive lineup of all the newest and brightest Toyota models, take a look and see what your next car will look like.