- 2010 season
Toyota's 2010 car design for sale
The complete designs for Toyota's 2010 Formula One car are for sale according to French newspaper La Parisien. The Japanese manufacturer pulled out of F1 earlier this month but blueprints for their 2010 chassis, for which the design process started earlier this season, are available to any team able to meet the asking price.
The designs will be based on the now defunct Toyota engine block's size and cooling requirements, but may provide a quick and easy solution to teams struggling with their 2010 program. With news this week that Campos and Lotus are making significant progress with their own chassis, the likely interested teams are likely to be Manor, USF1 and Toro Rosso - who will have to manufacture a separate chassis to Red Bull this year.
Meanwhile the Sauber Qadbak team continues development of their chassis for 2010 without FIA confirmation that they will replace Toyota in the paddock next season. Currently the former BMW-owned team are not signed up to the Concorde Agreement binding the teams and Formula One's commercial rights holders.