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