KAZUKI NAKAJIMA RUMORS

Toyota reveals cause of last-lap failure at Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that a turbo-related issue caused the No. 5 TS050 Hybrid of Kazuki Nakajima to slow and stop on track, while in the lead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with less than four minutes remaining.The issue handed overall victory, in dramatic fashion, to the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Neel Jani, who assumed the lead of the race on the final lap."Car No. 5...
Via FOX Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Toyota reflects on heartbreak of losing Le Mans 24 Hours on final lap

Toyota Gazoo Racing leaves the biggest race of its year devastated, after losing a sure-fire victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the final lap.Kazuki Nakajima looked set to take the honors but lost all power in his No. 5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid with a little over two minutes on the clock.Nakajima, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi later lost what would have been a second-place...
Via FOX Sports
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Toyota breaks down and loses 24 Hours of Le Mans in final lap after leading almost entire race

Endurance racing is a special beast. It’s equal mix racing and survival as the driver and the car must outlast 24 hours of racing in some of the toughest conditions. For Toyota in the 84th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans, they led most of the first 23 hours and 57 minutes but mechanical issues struck the team at the worst possible time. Coming around for what would be the final lap...
Via The Comeback
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Porsche wins Le Mans in dramatic fashion as Toyota falters

LE MANS, France (AP) With film star Brad Pitt giving the official race start at the 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race, it fittingly ended with a Hollywood finish as Porsche defended its title in dramatic fashion after Toyota relinquished the lead minutes from the end on Sunday. With Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima behind the wheel of the No. 5 TS050 Hybrid, it seemed Toyota would...
Via Associated Press
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Toyota's Nakajima suffers fractured vertebra in accident

Toyota's Kazuki Nakajima has been ruled out of this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Saturday, 8:30 a.m. ET LIVE on FOX Sports 1) after suffering a fractured vertebra in a heavy accident in Thursday's opening practice session. The Japanese driver checked up and slammed his No. 1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid into the rear of the No. 8 Audi R18 e-tron...
Via FOX Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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