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Toyota takes wraps off TF105

The Estacio de Franca in Barcelona
Toyota has today lifted the covers on its 2005 race car, the TF105, in front of 200 attending journalists and guests at the historic Estación de França railway station in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2005, Toyota believes it can enjoy its most competitive season to date in its short three-year F1 history. "Our ultimate goal is to win in F1," says Team Principal Tsutomu Tomita, "but we know it takes time. Our target with the TF105 is to make an important step on our way to victory."

Creation of the TF105 has been overseen by Mike Gascoyne and Luca Marmorini, respective Technical Directors of the chassis and engine departments. The TF105 is the product of a year-long process in which Toyota has focused on adapting to the challenging new technical regulations put in place by the FIA for the 2005 season.

"As soon as we began to get an indication of the likely regulation changes for 2005," explains Mike Gascoyne, "we started to set our targets accordingly. We compromised the development of our TF104B car in the final races of last season in order to try and gain a competitive advantage in 2005."

Toyota generally favours the revised technical regulations, which are aimed at further reducing the costs in Formula 1, whilst making the sport even more appealing to fans around the globe. "All teams have been willing to make compromises in order to assist the future of our sport," says Toyota Motorsport President John Howett. "I hope the changes that have been implemented for 2005 deliver the intended cost reductions, the anticipated improvement in racing and a real increase in value for the spectators and fans. If not, I hope the legislators will be flexible enough to introduce sensible changes in a smooth and appropriate manner."
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