Renault believing Japanese manufacturers will return

Renault believing Japanese manufacturers will return

Jean Francois Caubet, General Manager of the Renault team, believes that Formula 1’s new engine regulations of 2013 could result in Japanese manufacturers making their ways back into the sport, with Honda having departed in 2008 before Toyota left at the end of the 2009 season.
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  1. Monday 24 December 2012

  2. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Toyota Christmas message

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  3. Thursday 7 June 2012

  4. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Schumacher nearly hits animal

    F1
  5. Thursday 22 March 2012

  6. 15:55

    Sepang Memories: Kimi and the ice-cream, 2009

    F1
  7. Monday 9 January 2012

  8. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Sutil and Trulli argue

    F1
  9. Sunday 27 November 2011

  10. 14:00

    F1 photos: Nakajima drives 2009 Toyota at Fuji

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  11. Tuesday 21 December 2010

  12. Renault believing Japanese manufacturers will return 12:57

    Renault believing Japanese manufacturers will return

    Jean Francois Caubet, General Manager of the Renault team, believes that Formula 1’s new engine regulations of 2013 could result in Japanese manufacturers…

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  13. Monday 15 November 2010

  14. Hispania ‘very surprised’ as Toyota terminates deal 23:29

    Hispania ‘very surprised’ as Toyota terminates deal

    Hispania Racing has been left ‘very surprised’ on Monday after Japanese car giant Toyota announced that it would not be supporting the 2010 Formula 1…

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  15. Thursday 22 July 2010

  16. HRT linked to Toyota factory deal 13:28

    HRT linked to Toyota factory deal

    Hispania Racing is considering a partnership with Toyota, it has been reported by Italian website 442race.com. However, when contacted by GPUpdate.net on…

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  17. Wednesday 19 May 2010

  18. Toyota: Gap too large between F1 and public 14:49

    Toyota: Gap too large between F1 and public

    Toyota Motor Corporation has said it has no intentions of returning to Formula 1 because there is too much of a distance between it and the general public.…

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  19. Monday 23 November 2009

  20. Kobayashi: I expected to be re-signed 11:07

    Kobayashi: I expected to be re-signed

    Kamui Kobayashi has explained how he discovered Toyota would be pulling out of Formula 1 and that, furthermore, on his way to the meeting in question, believed…

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  21. Nakajima future in Toyota's hands 10:49

    Nakajima future in Toyota's hands

    Kazuki Nakajima has explained that his immediate Formula 1 future currently rests with Toyota. Despite never having raced with the now departed red and white…

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  22. Sunday 22 November 2009

  23. 11:55

    Photos: 2009 Toyota Motor Sports Festival

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  24. Wednesday 18 November 2009

  25. Drivers preparing for Toyota Motor Sport Festival 03:00

    Drivers preparing for Toyota Motor Sport Festival

    Although Toyota may not be continuing in Formula One next year, its drivers will be attending the Toyota Motor Sport Festival at the Fuji Speedway this weekend.…

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  26. Friday 6 November 2009

  27. Toyota-assisted Kobayashi eyeing Lotus seat 13:08

    Toyota-assisted Kobayashi eyeing Lotus seat

    Having looked a favourite for a 2010 Toyota drive due to his superb performances in the last two races of the 2009 season, Kamui Kobayashi has been left out in…

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  28. Wednesday 4 November 2009

  29. FOTA thanks Toyota's Howett 16:51

    FOTA thanks Toyota's Howett

    The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) has expressed its gratitude to Toyota team President John Howett, who served as Vice Chairman for the group during its…

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  30. Toyota highlights reasons for F1 exit 09:55

    Toyota highlights reasons for F1 exit

    The news of Toyota's exit from Formula One on Wednesday confirms that the sport is left with just three car manufacturers for 2010; McLaren, Ferrari and…

    F1
  31. Official: Toyota leaves Formula One 09:31

    Official: Toyota leaves Formula One

    Toyota has become the third major car manufacturer to pull out of Formula One in the space of twelve months. With word of the exit having circulated already…

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  32. An interview with Kamui Koabayshi 05:00

    An interview with Kamui Koabayshi

    Japan's Kamui Kobayashi made his unexpected and impressive debut this season by replacing the injured Timo Glock at the campaign-ending Brazilian and Abu Dhabi…

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  33. Tuesday 3 November 2009

  34. 'Toyota set to end Formula One project' 23:11

    'Toyota set to end Formula One project'

    Toyota is about to pull out of Formula One, Japanese newspaper Mainichi reports. According to the publication, the car manufacturer will host a press conference…

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  35. Trulli on lookout for clear racing rules 13:13

    Trulli on lookout for clear racing rules

    Jarno Trulli insists that guidelines must be drawn out in order to cut down on racing incidents. The Italian, who collided with Adrian Sutil on the first lap of…

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  36. Monday 2 November 2009

  37. Kobayashi looking good for 2010 Toyota seat 03:00

    Kobayashi looking good for 2010 Toyota seat

    Although Toyota was expected to reveal an all-new driver line-up ahead of the 2010 season, John Howett has hinted that Kamui Kobayashi is likely to be handed a…

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  38. Sunday 1 November 2009

  39. First F1 points for Kamui Kobayashi 17:31

    First F1 points for Kamui Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi once again impressed in Abu Dhabi to, in only his second ever Formula One race, score World Championship points. The Japanese driver, who…

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  40. Saturday 31 October 2009

  41. Mid-grid slots for Toyota 16:43

    Mid-grid slots for Toyota

    The Toyota team placed itself in solid midfield grid positions at Yas Marina as Jarno Trulli and Kamui Kobayashi set times quick enough for sixth and twelfth…

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  42. 'Enough is enough' - Sutil on Trulli 05:00

    'Enough is enough' - Sutil on Trulli

    Adrian Sutil has jokingly suggested that he may create some artwork for Jarno Trulli following the pair's collision on the first lap of the Brazilian Grand…

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  43. Friday 30 October 2009

  44. Kobayashi cracks Friday top five 18:58

    Kobayashi cracks Friday top five

    Kamui Kobayashi impressed once again on Friday by completing practice in fifth position at Yas Marina. The Japanese driver, who made his Formula One debut in…

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  45. Trulli's future still unclear 06:00

    Trulli's future still unclear

    Toyota is unlikely to keep Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli for another season, as the Cologne-based squad has not made a secret out of the fact that it is keen…

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  46. Thursday 29 October 2009

  47. Glock linked with Renault 2010 drive 13:53

    Glock linked with Renault 2010 drive

    The German media is suggesting on Thursday that Toyota's Timo Glock will be making the switch to Renault in order to join Robert Kubica from next season. The…

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  48. Wednesday 28 October 2009

  49. Another unexpected race for Kobayashi 03:45

    Another unexpected race for Kobayashi

    After deputising for Timo Glock in the Brazilian Grand Prix two weekends ago, Japan's Kamui Kobayashi will enjoy another chance in Abu Dhabi this weekend as his…

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  50. Tuesday 27 October 2009

  51. Sidelined Glock: Head prevailed over heart 14:33

    Sidelined Glock: Head prevailed over heart

    Now confirmed as not competing in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Timo Glock will be watching a race as opposed to driving in one for the third F1…

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  52. Kobayashi to replace Glock again 10:24

    Kobayashi to replace Glock again

    Toyota have confirmed that Timo Glock will miss his third consecutive race in Abu Dhabi as the German continues to recover from his Japanese qualifying crash.…

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  53. Friday 23 October 2009

  54. Glock decision expected on Tuesday 05:30

    Glock decision expected on Tuesday

    Timo Glock has pinpointed Tuesday as the day he expects to discover whether or not he will compete in a Formula One race again this year. Having been injured in…

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  55. Tuesday 20 October 2009

  56. Trulli still furious with 'crazy' Sutil 11:03

    Trulli still furious with 'crazy' Sutil

    The dust is still yet to settle after the race-ending incident of Jarno Trulli, Adrian Sutil and Fernando Alonso in Brazil at the weekend. All three cars were…

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  57. Monday 19 October 2009

  58. Toyota admits Räikkönen negotiations 21:55

    Toyota admits Räikkönen negotiations

    The Toyota team is currently negotiating with 2007 Champion Kimi Räikkönen with a hope of signing Finn as ahead of the 2010 season. The Cologne-based outfit…

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  59. Trulli VS Sutil: The opinions 00:28

    Trulli VS Sutil: The opinions

    Jarno Trulli was left furious after crashing out of the Brazilian Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil on Sunday. As the Toyota's right-rear wheel touched the grass…

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  60. Dramatic debut for Kamui Kobayashi 00:17

    Dramatic debut for Kamui Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi enjoyed an exciting start to his Formula One career in Brazil on Sunday as the Japanese sub for Timo Glock finished just one place away from the…

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  61. Sunday 18 October 2009

  62. Trulli fined $10,000 for Sutil altercation 23:30

    Trulli fined $10,000 for Sutil altercation

    Toyota's Jarno Trulli has been fined a hefty $10,000 (£6,100) for tackling Adrian Sutil following their race-ending crash in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Although…

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  63. Trulli warned after impeding Buemi 00:59

    Trulli warned after impeding Buemi

    Jarno Trulli has been handed an official reprimand by governing body the FIA after the Toyota driver was judged to have slowed the Toro Rosso of Sébastien…

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  64. Nearly Q3 on first attempt for Kobayashi 00:59

    Nearly Q3 on first attempt for Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi qualified a highly impressive 11th on his Grand Prix debut in Sao Paulo as the Toyota test and reserve driver stands in for the injured Timo…

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  65. Saturday 17 October 2009

  66. 'Difficult day for car setup' - Kobayashi 00:08

    'Difficult day for car setup' - Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi enjoyed his first 'proper' Formula One practice sessions in Brazil as the Japanese driver drove on a Friday for the second time in a fortnight.…

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  67. Friday 16 October 2009

  68. Kobayashi hoping Suzuka practice pays off 15:56

    Kobayashi hoping Suzuka practice pays off

    Kamui Kobayashi is hoping that his short-lived practice sessions at Suzuka two weeks ago help play at least a small part as he prepares for his Formula One…

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  69. Wednesday 14 October 2009

  70. Williams and Toyota to part company 12:06

    Williams and Toyota to part company

    The Williams team has confirmed that the last two races of 2009 will mark the end of its three-year partnership with Toyota. The Japanese engine manufacturer…

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  71. Tuesday 13 October 2009

  72. Q&A with Toyota's Pascal Vasselon 16:42

    Q&A with Toyota's Pascal Vasselon

    Toyota's senior general manager chassis Pascal Vasselon has high expectations ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. With Jarno Trulli and Kamui…

    F1
  73. Monday 12 October 2009

  74. Kobayashi aims for points in debut race 12:25

    Kobayashi aims for points in debut race

    Kamui Kobayashi will replace Timo Glock at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. The Japanese Toyota driver has high hopes for his first ever Grand Prix race as…

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  75. Sunday 11 October 2009

  76. Kobayashi to replace injured Glock at Interlagos 10:21

    Kobayashi to replace injured Glock at Interlagos

    Following his heavy qualifying crash in Japan last weekend, Germany's Timo Glock will be replaced by Toyoyta test and reserve driver Kamui Kobayashi for the…

    F1
  77. Wednesday 7 October 2009

  78. NASCAR test is curiosity only, says Trulli 16:39

    NASCAR test is curiosity only, says Trulli

    An inquisitive Jarno Trulli has vowed to keep all motor racing efforts focussed on Formula One despite an upcoming NASCAR test. The Italian, invited by the…

    F1
  79. Trulli and Salo to test NASCAR 13:04

    Trulli and Salo to test NASCAR

    As Nelson Piquet Jr. prepares for a NASCAR Truck Series test, Toyota's Jarno Trulli has also been revealed as a name for a trial in America. The Italian will be…

    F1
  80. Tuesday 6 October 2009

  81. Trulli: I knew we had the speed 17:49

    Trulli: I knew we had the speed

    Jarno Trulli left Suzuka on Sunday evening filled with confidence from clinching Toyota's second consecutive second place within a week of the first. After…

    F1
  82. Sunday 4 October 2009

  83. Trulli: Vettel untouchable 10:25

    Trulli: Vettel untouchable

    Jarno Trulli showed a solid performance for Toyota in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, starting and finishing in second place behind the Red Bull of Vettel who was…

    F1
  84. 07:48

    Glock unable to race in Japan

    Toyota's Timo Glock will miss the Japanese Grand Prix after crashing heavily in qualifying on Saturday. The German, on the team's home weekend, ploughed into…

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  85. Saturday 3 October 2009

  86. Toyota to make Glock decision on Sunday 12:37

    Toyota to make Glock decision on Sunday

    Even though it is not very likely Timo Glock is able to participate in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix the Toyota team does not wish to make a decision already…

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  87. Trulli targets podium finish at Suzuka 11:38

    Trulli targets podium finish at Suzuka

    Jarno Trulli was well on the pace in Saturday's qualifying session. While his team-mate crashed heavily Trulli managed to qualify himself in second position for…

    F1
  88. 'Leg wound' for Glock 09:20

    'Leg wound' for Glock

    Timo Glock is likely to miss Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix after crashing heavily during Saturday's qualifying session. At Toyota's home race, the German…

    F1
  89. Trulli fastest in final Suzuka practice 06:03

    Trulli fastest in final Suzuka practice

    Jarno Trulli pleased Japanese Toyota fans by setting the leading time as the field finally received the chance to run on a dry track at Suzuka on Saturday…

    F1
  90. Glock back in action 04:54

    Glock back in action

    Timo Glock will return to the wheel of his Toyota in Saturday practice at Suzuka, having missed all of Friday's running after picking up air conditioning flu.…

    F1
  91. Friday 2 October 2009

  92. Kobayashi pleased with surprise F1 debut 12:06

    Kobayashi pleased with surprise F1 debut

    Kamui Kobayashi replaced an ill Timo Glock at Suzuka on Friday. The German has not felt well since arriving in Japan on Thursday and the team decided it was…

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  93. Toyota aiming for new line-up in 2010 11:50

    Toyota aiming for new line-up in 2010

    Toyota could continue in Formula One next season with a completely new line-up. Team President John Howett admitted on Friday that the Cologne squad aims for…

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  94. Kobayashi substitutes for Glock in Friday practice 04:19

    Kobayashi substitutes for Glock in Friday practice

    Toyota test driver Kamui Kobayashi was handed the chance to run on his home Grand Prix weekend at late notice after being given the nod by Toyota. The local…

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  95. Wednesday 30 September 2009

  96. Toyota monitoring F1 costs closely 11:18

    Toyota monitoring F1 costs closely

    A Toyota team chief has stressed that more work must go into lowering the running costs of Formula One. With manufacturer teams provided with budgets by parent…

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  97. Tuesday 29 September 2009

  98. Trulli ill in Japan 15:28

    Trulli ill in Japan

    Like Romain Grosjean in Singapore, Jarno Trulli is believed to be feeling off-colour in Japan ahead of this weekend's race at Suzuka. As a result, the Italian…

    F1
  99. Podiums show what I can do, says Glock 14:58

    Podiums show what I can do, says Glock

    Timo Glock is confident of keeping a race seat in Formula One next year after achieving a fine podium finish in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. Like team-mate…

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