Toyota TF106

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Toyota TF106/TF106B
Jarno Trulli 2006 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Panasonic Toyota Racing
Designer(s) Mike Gascoyne
Predecessor TF105
Successor TF107
Technical specifications
Chassis Moulded carbon-fibre and honeycomb construction
Suspension (front) Carbon-fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon-fibre trackrod and pushrod
Suspension (rear) Carbon-fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon-fibre trackrod and pushrod
Engine Toyota RVX-06, 2.4 litre V8 normally aspirated mid-mounted
Transmission Toyota/Xtrac 7 forward + 1 reverse semi-automatic
Fuel Esso
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Panasonic Toyota Racing
Notable drivers 7. Germany Ralf Schumacher
8. Italy Jarno Trulli
Debut 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
18 0 0 0
Teams' Championships 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Toyota TF106/TF106B is a Formula One car designed by Mike Gascoyne for the 2006 Formula One season. The car is an evolution of the previous year's TF105. The team began testing the car in November 2005, months earlier than any other team.

2006 season[edit]

After a highly successful 2005 season, hopes were high that Toyota would be a force in the 2006 season. However, from the off it was clear that this was not to be. In Bahrain, neither driver made it through to the pole position shoot-out, indeed Ralf Schumacher failed even to make the second round. This bad form continued for some months with the only highlight being Ralf's podium in Australia, which remained the team's best result that season. At Monaco a B version of the car was introduced but the effect was not immediate and it was not until Canada that Jarno Trulli scored his first points of the season and since then, Toyota have seen an upturn in form.

Jarno Trulli in a TF106

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
2006 Toyota Toyota V8 B BHR MAL AUS SMR EUR ESP MON GBR CAN USA FRA GER HUN TUR ITA CHN JPN BRA 35 6th
Ralf Schumacher 14 8 3 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 9 6 7 15 Ret 7 Ret
Jarno Trulli 16 9 Ret Ret 9 10 17 11 6 4 Ret 7 12 9 7 Ret 6 Ret

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