Toyota Racing have confirmed their driver line-up for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship. The team will again be entering two TS040 Hybrid cars with the aim of retaining their drivers’ and manufacturers’ world champion titles.
As the 2014 champions, Toyota Racing will take the No1 and No2 plates for its cars To mount the strongest challenge, the driver line-ups have been fine-tuned.
The No1 car will feature Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi, who jointly claimed the 2014 drivers’ title, alongside Kazui Nakajima.
Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Mike Conway will share duties in the No2 car. An announcement regarding a test and reserve driver will be made in the coming weeks.
Today’s news reflects the team’s satisfaction with the performances, attitude and commitment of its drivers, who played a significant part in a successful world championship challenge in 2014.
It comes on the same day as Toyota confirmed plans for a World Rally Championship entry in 2017. Toyota Racing wish to place on record its commitment to endurance racing, which will not be adversely affected by the WRC project.
Yoshiaki Kinoshita, team president, said:
“We have worked with all our drivers for a long time now and have developed very strong relationships. This stability and consistency has been a significant part of our recent success so it was a priority when planning for 2015 and beyond.
Based on our experiences in 2014, we have decided to modify the line-ups for each car and we believe this will give us the optimum overall performance as the individual driving styles are now well matched. All our drivers are WEC race winners and we are confident they will add to their tally this season and in the future.”