Toyota Takes Another WEC Win at Monza

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Toyota Takes Another WEC Win at Monza

Toyota’s GR010 is still undefeated in FIA World Endurance Championship competition, but it may have a weakness.

The No. 7 GR010, the car shared by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, and Jose Maria Lopez, grabbed the overall win despite an electrical issue forcing the team to stop and power cycle the car on track. The car was by far the fastest of the day, quickly closing down the time it lost to Alpine’s grandfathered-in LMP1 entry over the final hour and finally grabbing the win by a full minute after a little bit of help from a full course yellow.

More worrying for Toyota is the fate of their No. 8. That car failed early and often, starting with a component failing under braking in just the second hour of the race. Then came a fuel pressure issue, one that effectively derailed the car’s day. The issue forced Toyota’s Gazoo Racing to run the car in shorter stints over the remainder of the race, but it was a non-issue for a car already well out of contention. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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