Toyota Motorsport Open House
29 August 2001


I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, not to mention knowing the right people (thanks Georgio!), to attend Toyota Motorsport's Open House event on behalf of FOSA. This was the first time Toyota have opened the doors of their facility to the world's media and it presented a unique opportunity to walk round their Formula 1 facility and see how the Toyota F1 project is unfolding.

Below is a selection of photographs (those with TMG in brackets are taken from the press pack, the rest are my own humble contribution!), together with links to background information on the various departments.

Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.

Aerial shot Ove Andersson Ove Andersson Norbert Kreyer EMC (sponsor) display
Toyota Motorsport GmbH - Aerial shot (TMG) Ove Andersson, President TMG Norbert Kreyer, General Manager, Engine Dept EMC (sponsor) display
Half scale model Half scale model Half scale model Half scale model Half scale model
Half scale model for wind tunnel testing
Chassis Design Office Engine Design Office Fabrication Fabrication Fabrication
Chassis Design Office (TMG) Engine Design Office (TMG) Fabrication Dept
Engine Workshop Engine Testbench - control room Engine Testbench Windtunnel control room Windtunnel
Engine Workshop (TMG) Engine Testbench - control room (TMG) Engine Testbench (TMG) Windtunnel control room (TMG) Windtunnel (TMG)
CNC Machine Shop CNC Machine Shop Composites Composites - small autoclave
CNC Machine Shop Composites Composites - small autoclave
F1 Workshop F1 Workshop F1 Workshop F1 Workshop F1 Workshop
F1 Workshop (I liked this bit - lots of pics!
F1 Workshop F1 Workshop F1 Workshop F1 Workshop F1 Workshop
F1 Workshop
F1 Workshop House Rules! Le Mans sportscar Le Mans sportscar Le Mans sportscar
F1 Workshop F1 Workshop - House Rules! Le Mans sportscar

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