The Panasonic Toyota Racing team has today revealed the launch date for their 2004 car, the TF104.

The unveiling will take place on Saturday January 17, at the outfits factory in Cologne, Germany.

The car launch will be combined with the unique opportunity for the media to see behind the scenes of the Toyota Motorsport factory, where Toyota creates its entire F1 car - engine, chassis and gearbox - under one roof.

Toyota will field an unchanged driver line-up next year - Olivier Panis and Cristiano da Matta having been confirmed back in the summer.

Toyota is the fourth F1 team to confirm when and where they will launch their new car, Sauber having opted for January 12 in Austria, while Jaguar went for January 18 in Spain, and Renault opted for January 29 in Italy.

Toyota finished eighth in the Constructors' Championship this season, scoring 16 points, three points off Sauber, who finished sixth, and three ahead of Jordan, who ended up ninth.

2004 will mark Toyota's third year in F1, the TF104 their fourth F1 car, as the TF101 was used solely for testing, in preparation for their debut back in 2002, with the TF102, driven by Mika Salo and Allan McNish.

 

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