Difficult race in Monza for the Toyota n°8

fia wec | 19.07.2021

Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley saw their winning run come to an end due to technical issues on their #8 GR010 HYBRID. The Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours and Portimao 8 Hours victors finished 33rd overall.

The team will now investigate the technical issues in detail back at its Cologne base as it prepares for the biggest race of the season, the Le Mans 24 Hours on 21-22 August. Action starts at La Sarthe with the official test day on 15 August.

“That was a really difficult race for us but we did what we could. We were running comfortably in second place and quite close to car #7. Then we started to have issues; with the fuel system and then with the hub. In a six-hour race you cannot recover from problems like that; there was not much we could do. It’s a tough one because we didn’t score many points for the championship. I hope we got our problems out of the way and we won’t have them in Le Mans.” Sébastien Buemi