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PIC FROM ARCHIVE: Toyota's 2009 F1 car

Do you recall the Toyota TF109, which was launched around this time back in 2009? #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
Remember when Toyota launched the TF109 on January 15 2009? Read all about it - HERE in our latest #TBT piece.

Toyota went into 2009 with high hopes, but despite taking five podiums - including two second place finishes near the end of the campaign in Singapore and Japan - (picture is of Jarno Trulli in action in Brazil, the team's penultimate race) - it wasn't enough, with the Japanese manufacturer pulling the plug on its F1 programme at the end of the year. The decision brought to a close a short and largely unsuccessful eight season stint at the pinnacle of the sport...

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Jarno Trulli. Toyota. Brazil 09. [Pic credit: Toyota]

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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.

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