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How stumbling Toyota drew first blood in the WEC's new era

Autosport Online

Cover picture for the articleIt was a messy race for Toyota and perhaps a messy start to the Hypercar era for the World Endurance Championship. The Japanese manufacturer won last Saturday’s Spa 6 Hours with Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima, but its pair of GR010 HYBRIDs didn’t have what might be described as clean races. And the politics that many are predicting will be ever-present in the new formula of top-class prototype racing was never far away.