Toyota Racing confirms 2015 WEC driver lineup
Consistency is key for Toyota's 2015 WEC hopes, with Davidson and Buemi once again leading the charge
2014 WEC champion and evo contributor Anthony Davidson will head Toyota Racing’s 2015 driver lineup, in the latest version of the TS040 Hybrid.
Joining Anthony in the number one car are fellow 2014 champion Sébastien Buemi, and the pair are joined by Kazuki Nakajima. The second TS040 will be driven by endurance veterans Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Mike Conway.
Test and reserve drivers have not yet been announced, but those names should be known in the next few weeks.
That little has changed in Toyota’s 2015 driver lineup reflects just how successful the 2014 season was for the team.
Despite bad luck at the season’s most widely-publicised round in Le Mans, which was once again won by Audi Sport Team Joest, Toyota took victory in five out of eight of the season’s eight rounds. It ended the season 45 points ahead of its German rivals, with newcomers Porsche trailing on points despite victory in the final race at Sao Paulo.
That last demonstration of speed by Porsche and Audi’s continuing Le Mans dominance mean the 2015 season will be even less predictable than 2014. With Nissan’s front-wheel drive challenger now also revealed, there’s sure to be plenty of excitement throughout the field.
The 2015 World Endurance Championship season kicks off with the 6 Hours of Silverstone on April 12, before heading to Spa on May 2 and Le Mans in mid-June.