Rumour: Toyota could make F1 comeback with Haas team

Toyota was part of Formula 1 between 2002 and 2009.

As per the rumours in the WEC paddock, Toyota will return to Formula One via a partnership with the Haas F1 team. While the details still remain unknown, reports claim that the Japanese car brand could sponsor Haas next year before extending its partnership to build F1 cars for the team from 2026.

Neither Toyota nor Haas have made any official statements regarding the rumoured partnership. The Japanese carmaker was part of Formula 1 between 2002 and 2009. Toyota still has its former headquarters in Cologne, Germany, which it has neither dismantled nor closed down. In fact, reports state that McLaren was a long-time user of the site, especially its wind tunnel, before the British team built its own.

The report mentions a joint venture between Toyota, Haas, and Dallara "from 2025 onwards". However, whether this is just a sponsorship deal or a technical partnership remains to be seen. The rumour also suggests that Toyota has "no immediate plans" to become an F1 engine supplier.

Source: Formula.Hu

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