PRIUS SETS LAND SPEED RECORD FOR HYBRIDS

The lean, green Toyota Prius has swapped Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Hills for the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to set a new world land speed record for hybrid powered cars. The record setting car will be displayed at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2005.

ANATOMY OF A PIT STOP

There are only three situations when TV directors will never cut to adverts during a Formula 1 race: just before the start, as the leader approaches his final lap; and during a pit stop window.

Juha Kankkunen

JUHA KANKKUNEN

Juha Kankkunen (44) is one of rallying’s all-time greats. No matter what the achievements of the generations to come, his record of four world championships and 23 world rally victories will endure as one of the most impressive in the history of the sport.

Toyota Celica ST185

TOYOTA CELICA ST185

The Group A Toyota Celica GT-Four RC/ST185 made its competition debut in the opening round of the 1992 World Rally Championship series, the Monte Carlo Rally.

Newman/Hass Toyota-Lola Champ Car

NEWMAN/HASS TOYOTA-LOLA CHAMP CAR

2002 was a landmark year for Toyota in American motor sport, the year in which it claimed both the drivers’ (with Cristiano da Matta) and manufacturers’ titles in the CART championship.

Cristiano Da Matta

CRISTIANO DA MATTA

No longer the new kid on the F1 block, Cristiano da Matta entered the 2004 Formula 1 World Championship on an equal footing with his rivals for the first time.

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