F1 »

Brunner leaves Toyota.

News agency Reuters are reporting that Toyota F1 technical director Gustav Brunner has left the team after their most successful season yet in 2005.

Brunner, an F1 veteran for nearly 30 years, is reported to have been found 'surplus to requirements' by the team, who have revamped their technical development methods in a bid to build on the successes of 2005.

A Toyota spokesperson confirmed Brunner's departure to Reuters on Monday. “Toyota Motorsport GmbH can confirm that Gustav Brunner has left the team. With three groups running in parallel, one focusing on the current car, one concentrating on the next stage of development and the third looking at advanced design, the position of chief designer has become obsolete.”

Brunner, whose previous position in F1 prior to joining Toyota a year ahead of their F1 debut in 2002, was with Minardi, has also worked with ATS, RAM, Ferrari, Leyton House, Zakspeed and Rial.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Gustav Brunner - Technical Director - Toyota Racing
Gustav Brunner - Minardi
Simon Belcher (GBR) Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis
Simon Belcher (GBR) Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis
Simon Belcher (GBR) Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis
(L to R): Anthony Davidson (GBR); Stephane Sarrazin (FRA); Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Toyota Racing.
(L to R): Anthony Davidson (GBR); Stephane Sarrazin (FRA); Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Toyota Racing.
Nick Heidfeld. Pirelli`s first tyre test. Mugello. August 2010. [Pic credit: Pirelli]
Nick Heidfeld. Pirelli`s first tyre test. Mugello. August 2010. [Pic credit: Pirelli]
Nick Heidfeld. Pirelli`s first tyre test. Mugello. August 2010. [Pic credit: Pirelli]
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar drives the Williams-Toyota FW31 at the Losail International Circuit [Pic credit: Williams F1]
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar drives the Williams-Toyota FW31 at the Losail International Circuit [Pic credit: Williams F1]
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar drives the Williams-Toyota FW31 at the Losail International Circuit [Pic credit: Williams F1]
Andy Soucek gets to grips with the Williams-Toyota FW31 during the 2009 F1 young driver test at Jerez in southern Spain
Andy Soucek in the Williams-Toyota FW31 during the 2009 F1 young driver test at Jerez in southern Spain
Jarno Trulli, Toyota F1, 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [pic credit: Toyota F1]
Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota F1, 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [pic credit: Toyota F1]
Jarno Trulli, Toyota F1, 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [pic credit: Toyota F1]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.