Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.8

HISTORY

The Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 is a prototype that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019. After the victory of 2018, again with the Toyota TS050, the Japanese manufacturer is presented at the start with the victory of the LMP1 constructor championship obtained at 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The FIA ​​to balance performance with the other non-hybrid LMP1s, increases the ballast for the two Japanese hybrids at the start.

Sebastien Buemi, Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel of the Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019. For the trio it was the second consecutive victory. Starting from the second position, for the whole race they were dominated by the twin car n.7 of Kobayashi, Lopez and Conway. But when an hour left before the checkered flag, Lopez was forced to make a double pit stop due to a problem with a right rear tire sensor. In third place with five laps behind the BR Engineering – AER BR1 n.11 of the SMP Racing team led by Vandoorne, Petrov and Aleshin.

Even if the second place was enough, the winning trio also obtained the victory of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship Super Season 2018/2019 reserved for the drivers.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS050
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota 2400 cc V6 direct injection twin-turbo Hybrid
Power: > 368 kW (> 500 hp)
Hybrid: > 368 kW (> 500 hp) High-powered lithium ion battery developed by Toyota
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated 7 speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Tank Capacity: 35,2 kg
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2019 with drivers Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakashima, Fernando Alonso
Race winner: 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2018, 1000 km of Sebring, 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2019
The winner FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season 2018/2019

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