Gian Carlo Minardi, a former F1 team boss and owner, is concerned about Toyota's commitment to the sport.

Gian Carlo Minardi, a former F1 team boss and owner, is concerned about Toyota's commitment to the sport.

In a message on minardi.it, the Italian said he noted the departure as engine boss from the Japanese owned team of his countryman Luca Marmorini.

"Unfortunately, the new regulations and the policies of the Japanese team do not leave much room for a character like Marmorini," he said.

Minardi said he interpreted Jarno Trulli's interview just prior to the launch of the 2009 Toyota, where the Italian driver indicated a victory must be delivered this year within six races, as an ominous sign.

And Minardi also said: "The failure to encourage the use of KERS from the beginning, the freezing of engines and the lack of prospects for development have led to this choice (by Marmorini) and this, certainly, in my opinion, is not a good sign."

 

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