Toyota launched its 2009 contender online on Thursday, revealing the goal to finally win a grand prix and scotching rumours this might be the Japanese marque's last season in formula one.

Toyota launched its 2009 contender online on Thursday, revealing the goal to finally win a grand prix and scotching rumours this might be the Japanese marque's last season in formula one.

Japanese rival Honda has departed the sport amid the global financial crisis, but Toyota racer Jarno Trulli said the teams and FIA are reacting in the right way by cutting costs.

"The teams more than anyone else understand what's going on in F1, and today the message we are giving is that we are committed to formula one," the Italian told the UK broadcaster BBC.

The online launch of the new TF109 was thwarted by internet server problems, but eventually photos and interviews became available and revealed team boss Tadashi Yamashina setting out the target "to fight to win the first race for Toyota in formula one".

Team president John Howett agreed: "The goal for me is clear, we want to win our first race."

Timo Glock is again Trulli's teammate, and the Japanese GP2 driver Kamui Kobayashi has been retained as third driver.

 

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