Toyota has taken a significant step on its path to Formula 1 with the unveiling in Cologne of its definitive 2002 challenger, the TF102. Official drivers, Mika Salo and Allan McNish, will give the car its race debut at the Australian GP in Melbourne on 3 March.
Toyota’s first Formula 1 car will be unveiled to the world on 23 March 2001 at one of motor sport’s most historic and challenging Grand Prix tracks; Circuit Paul Ricard near Marseille in the South of France.
The weekend dawned damp and misty, but there was a glint of sun low on the horizon and a rainbow in the sky. Ideal rally conditions, but this rally had a difference. The cars were Scalextric type, but the rivalry full scale.