(VIDEO) 2012 Silverstone 6 hours: Toyota puts the TS030 on the podium between two Audis
After the 24h of Le Mans, Toyota wanted to prove (even harder) the capabilities of its Hybrid LMP1 at Silverstone. Therefore the Japanese manufacturer put one TS030 Hybrid (No. 7) on the grid with the pilots Wurz, Nakajima and Lapierre to challenge Audi.
Audi, big winner of the last meeting of endurance hybrid technologies were running two cars an e-tron and the Ultra respectively No. 1 and No. 2
Left third from the grid, thanks to a great start, Wurz directly placed the team in ambush behind Lotterer and his Audi No. 1, then a fight went on between the n°1 and n°7 sharing almost equally the first place in the first half of the race.
Finally the Audi e-tron raced in first for the rest of the race while the TS030 and its pilots held on, offering to Toyota its first podium since their return to the competition at Le Mans!