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Toyota pulls out of F1

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Following on the heels of Honda, Toyota has abandoned F1 racing, citing cost considerations.

This is another body blow to F1, which has gradually morphed into a manufacturers’ competition from the days when cars proudly carried the flags and/or colours of their home countries. Gone are the blue French and dark green British cars. If the traditional blood red Ferrari’s ever pull out, I fear that F1 will be dead forever.

Perhaps racing is no longer necessary as a testbed for new automobile technologies, as it once was. Is MotoGP to follow?

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November 4th, 2009 at 8:14 am

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