F1 » PIC FROM PAST: Toyota's 2009 F1 car

Do you recall the Toyota TF109, which was launched around this time back in 2009? #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

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January 16, 2014 4:17 PM

I do recall the 2009 Toyota and I recall it's first race in Australia when Trulli started from the pit lane and finished an amazing 3rd.
Sadly an unsavoury character lied about events in order to steal Trulli's hard earned podium but thankfully the truth prevailed, Trulli kept his podium and the unsavoury character was disqualified from the race.

Thanks Crash.


January 16, 2014 10:04 PM

Yep, I remember the car and the moderate success they had at the beginning of the season. Also the introduction of Kobayashi for the last 3 races, which was the most exciting and impressive start for a new driver that I've seen since Hamilton joined McLaren.

Also the heartbreak and embarrassment of Toyota pulling out of the sport at the end of that season.


January 17, 2014 10:32 PM

Rob, I wonder why the stewards decided to disqualify the driver, if as you claim he did no wrong?

In saying that you probably blame Ferrari for Trulli going off and Alonso for convincing the unsavoury one into lying.....


January 17, 2014 10:56 PM

he followed team orders. as Alonso has just stated you always obey team orders.

and be real...jarno left the track while under yellow . lewis asked the team what to do twice. he then got out of the car and told the truth. the team met with him and then the story was changed.


January 17, 2014 11:34 PM

Rob, You can look at it two ways, Lulu is either a compulsive liar or an idiot, (possibly both) take your pick.

Yes he did tell the truth to the media after getting out of the car, but lied to stewards even though he knew he had given a different take on events to the Worlds media. Now that's idiotic.

IF McLaren advised him to alter the truth, don't you think they would have changed that plan if he had told them he had already given a truthful account of events to the media? Now that's lying.

As a final point, as an honest and moral person (as I believe you are) would you lie at your employers behest knowing that it was to the detriment of another and completely against the rules? I wouldn't.


January 17, 2014 11:56 PM

McLaren didn't even know the rule for what happened. Lewis asked the team at least twice from the car as what to do about the idiot who left the track while in a parade formation. The team gave no advice to their driver. The fib was on the team as Lewis had Max on speed dial and called for help. A clear sign to me as to what went down. And morals and F1 should never be discuss in the same breath.

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