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DECEMBER 20, 2004

Toyota to launch on January 8

Toyota will launch the new TF105 in Barcelona on January 8. The new car which will be the first to be designed entirely by a team put together by Mike Gascoyne is expected to be a big improvement over previous cars. This mated to the powerful Toyota V10 engine should give the team a more competitive package in 2005. The car will be raced by Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher and developed by Olivier Panis. The team has been very excited by results coming from the Toyota windtunnel in Cologne and it is believed that the new car will have as much downforce as the 2004 car, despite the fact that the rules have been changed to reduce overall downforce.