Toyota Withdraw from F1

November 4, 2009 5:29am CST
Toyota have today confirmed that they are withdrawing completely from F1, they will not even provide engines for any other constructor. This leaves F1 with no Japanese team after Honda withdrew before the season began. The move could lead to Sauber making a return next season as they were the "14th" team (only 13 teams were accepted to race next year). Is F1 proving too expensive nowadays? It is a worrying sign for the sport when you get these huge companies withdrawing due to the expense.
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@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
5 Nov 09
I heard somewhere that Toyota had the biggest budget in F1. So this is really disturbing if they themselves are withdrawing. But I guess, this is to be expected with all this recession going around. But, it is still nice to know that there are other teams who are willing to join the circuit. Welcome back Sauber!
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5 Nov 09
There are rumours going around that Renault maybe withdrawing from F1 as well! I wonder where it will all stop. Certainly looks like it will be a much changed starting grid next season.
• India
8 Nov 09
nothing to worry, there will be other Car manafacturers who will come into F1. You have to remember, that both India and China still do not have F1 racers. I do not consider Force India to be an Indian team. Both the drivers are forigners, so I do not take them as a pure Indian team. Once when some Indian and Chinese drivers come and start winning the races, then you will see the difference. There might be 5 to 6 races in China and India itself. People might not believe it, but just look at what India had done to Cricket. IPL, has changed the face of Cricket.
8 Nov 09
I can never see the day when there are 5 or 6 six races in India and China to be honest. F1 is much more international than you realise with its traditional base being in Europe.
• India
9 Nov 09
Again I repeat, what is happening in Cricket, no team was ready to tour India a few years back, but today all the cricketers whether it is Austallians or South Africans everybody are dying to play in IPL. Just think what happened when Packer organised the rebel series, there was no Indian Player. This happened just about 30 years ago. The same thing will happen, when Indian and Chinese rider drive and start winning F1 races.
• India
3 Dec 09
recession is now a major concern in every aspect of sports industry. It is really surprising to see major car manufacturers like toyota to withdraw from formula one. And they being the main providers of engine , will not see them into that too. Guess if this continues then i guess there will not be any cars available to race in formula one. Dunno who is gonna be next to quit.