Toyota fly last minute car updates to Oz

Tue, 13 March 2007, 11:01

Struggling F1 team Toyota is flying in last-minute updates for its 2007 car, according to the director of the freight company responsible for transporting equipment from a local airport to the Melbourne pitlane.

The local newspaper Herald Sun quoted Bill Gibson as suggesting that the Cologne based outfit, perhaps the best funded in the entire sport, is worried about being embarrassed by customer team Williams in Sunday’s season opening race.

“There’s one (team) that’s bringing over more (last minute car parts) than usual because it doesn’t want to get beaten by the team it supplies engines to,” Gibson said.

He said he was expecting last minute formula one freight to arrive as late as Saturday morning as well as team personnel carrying parts as hand luggage on planes.

Melbourne’s pit lane is already buzzing with grand prix activity, as teams set up shop in their Albert Park garages.

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