Takagi at Paul Ricard

TORANOSUKE TAKAGI returned to Formula 1 this week at the wheel of a Toyota F12 at Paul Ricard. Takagi has been racing in the United States since he left F1 at the end of 1999 after two unsuccessful seasons with Tyrrell and Arrows. The 28-year-old Japanese star has raced since then in CART but has had another chance in F1 thanks to Toyota's desire to "bring together the corporation's worldwide motorsport activities".

The testing will do no harm for Toyota's profile in Japan and in the United States.

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