Here is my new Toyota !

fia wec | 26.03.2015

The brand new Toyota Hybrid, the one which will be entered in the 2015 WEC championship, has been officially presented to the media today at the Paul Ricard circuit. That’s a magnificent car, I must say, a wonderful engineering work, all the more beautiful because it shows on its bodywork the number “1”, the champions’ number. It’s a great feeling to drive a car with such a number on it.

This season, we set ourselves even more ambitious goals. Not only do we want to retain our world title, but we also want to win the Le Mans 24 Hours race. In 2014, we almost made it, we could have made it, but we just failed! This time, we must achieve it. Of course, the competition will be tough, as Porsche will enter three cars, and as Nissan will be there as well.

For the time being, we know that our new car is faster than our previous one, we improved on all areas. But will that be enough to beat our opponents? That, we will only really know at Silverstone, the first race in 2015. This week-end, we are going to take part to the classic “Prologue” tests, Friday the 27th and Saturday, the 28th of March. That will be our first real comparison with our competitors. Even if one can hide one’s real potential, we will already have a better idea of the hierarchy between the cars after those two days.

… and you know me: I can’t wait to be at Silverstone for the first 2015 race!