The founders of WEC braked Toyota right before the Japanese tourOctober 7, 2018
World Endurance Championship changed the rules, which came into force before the start of the holidays on the track “Fuji”, thereby depriving the company of the LMP1 team’s superiority over rivals.
The last race of the WEC Superseason ended with an impressive margin for Toyota crews, despite the fact that at Silverstone the riders squad were disqualified.
Shortly before the adventures on Fuji, which will happen next weekend, the TS050 prototypes will be made more weighty, and the distance of the largest segment between refueling will be reduced. Such actions are aimed at increasing the chances of private teams LMP1 in competition with combined Toyota.
The FIA Guarantors Council published a document where it informs that the transformations “became possible only thanks to the consent of the participant LMP1H”, that is, Toyota itself.
The smallest mass of Japanese samples will now increase by twenty-six kilograms and amount to 904 kg. This figure is almost a hundred kilograms higher than other class cars.
Toyota was also deprived of the right to drive two additional circles between refueling, which compared them in terms of authority with opponents in its category.
Shortly before, the Japanese car giant made a statement saying that Toyota is recalling more than 2.4 million hybrid cars due to an error that could cause an accident.