Toyota TF102


2002 Toyota TF102

Supplied by Bonhams | Monaco | Might 2024

Picture – Bonhams

Toyota introduced they had been heading to Method One in 1999, however they didn’t seem on the grid till 2002. The TF102 was their first F1 automobile, and that is chassis #03. It was used as a check automobile for the staff all year long, seeing seat time with each of their drivers: Mika Salo and Allan McNish. It was additionally pushed by Stephane Sarrazin and Alan Briscoe.

The staff was each a chassis constructor and an engine producer, and this chassis retains a 835-horsepower, 3.0-liter Toyota V10 (although, some electronics are lacking). The TF102 peaked early, incomes Salo a Sixth place end in its debut in Australia. Salo would obtain a Sixth-place end two rounds later in Brazil, and it was all downhill after that.

Toyota left F1 after the 2009 season, by no means having received a race. This chassis was bought by its present proprietor in 2020 and has a pre-sale estimate of $320,000-$430,000. Click on right here for extra.

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