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Toyota’s advantage over its LMP1 rivals in the FIA World Endurance Championship is mainly down to the Japanese marque’s perfect race execution, reckons Fernando Alonso.
Toyota secured another dominant FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Fuji, with Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez taking their first win of the 2018/19 superseason.
Porsche driver Kevin Estre says it should come as no surprise that Aston Martin and BMW topped Fuji WEC GTE qualifying following Balance of Performance “presents” for both brands in recent rounds.
The latest WEC Equivalence of Technology changes have done little to even the field between Toyota and its LMP1 opposition in Fuji, claim numerous privateer drivers.
A track limits violation meant Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi were pipped to pole by Toyota teammates Jose Maria Lopez at this weekend's Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship event.
Toyota retained a comfortable advantage over its LMP1 opposition in final practice for the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji, with Kamui Kobayashi setting the quickest time.
Toyota has revealed it has already opened talks about keeping Fernando Alonso in its FIA World Endurance Championship line-up beyond the current 2018/19 superseason.
Toyota extended its advantage over its privateer LMP1 opposition in the second practice session for the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji, which was again marred by two stoppages.
Toyota set the pace in the opening practice session for this weekend's WEC 6 Hours of Fuji that was interrupted by a lengthy red-flag period.
The latest rule changes pegging back Toyota in the FIA World Endurance Championship will not be in force for the Le Mans 24 Hours next year.
The Fuji round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season has been moved forward a week to avoid a clash with Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix.
The Manor team is no longer involved in CEFC TRSM Racing's FIA World Endurance Championship campaign with the Ginetta privateer LMP1 contender.
The CEFC TRSM Racing LMP1 team will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for next month's Fuji round with a single Ginetta G60-LT-P1.