Toyota confirms January 10 launch

Tue, 20 November 2007, 07:21

Toyota will launch its 2008 car on 10 January early next year, the Japanese team confirmed on Tuesday.

The TF108, to be raced by Timo Glock and ostensibly Jarno Trulli, is to be launched at the outfit’s Cologne headquarters, Toyota said.

Toyota’s 2007 car, the disappointing TF107, was launched at the Expo XXI site, near the Japanese outfit’s Cologne headquarters, on January 12 this year.

“Our 2008 car will be very different,” Pascal Vasselon, Toyota’s general chassis manager, recently told F1 Racing magazine.

“I wouldn’t say ‘revolutionary’ because nature is continuous,” he added. “For instance, you don’t go from being stupid to intelligent, or back again, from one day to the next.

“So, although our car will be very different, it will be a normal evolution according to what we’ve learned through experience — and where we are in terms of understanding our performances.

“We started on the 2008 car very early — in January,” Vasselon added.

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