Toyota Turns Down Offer to Sell F1 Car Design

Toyota seem very serious in their attempt to keep the 2010 car design for themselves in the near future. Although they've left Formula One with immediate effect a couple of weeks ago, the Japanese car maker doesn't want to sell the design of their potential 2010 Formula One challenger to anybody.

Although such a move might sound strange to every living fan out there – we admit we couldn't find an explanation ourselves – Toyota seem committed to say no to all offers coming their way. The latest attempt was apparently made by Lotus F1 Team, although this piece of information is yet to be confirmed by either of the two parties.

According to Swiss publication Blick, the Malaysian outfit might have been the one making several enquiries over the Toyota TF109 car in the past few days. However, the Swiss reporters found out that the “enquiry was rejected” by Toyota, but no reasons for that rejection were made public.

Last week, only days after announcing their quit from the sport, several reports surfaced in the media that Toyota will not be selling the completed TF110 to any team out there. At the time, aside from Campos Grand Prix, all newly entrant teams were yet to submit their 2010 machineries to the mandatory FIA crash tests.

Late last week, Lotus F1 Team announced their new partnership with Aerolab for the construction of their 2010 challenger. Aerolab previously worked with Toyota and Force India for the building of F1 machineries.
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