Toyota racing team debuted in the Formula 1 race in 2002, with the Toyota model TF102 introduced in the debut motor sport entry. The racing team from Toyota made their biggest investment in the development of the Toyota racing team, yet scored only two points over the year.
In 2003, Toyota racing team brought in Cristiano Da Matta in the driver line up and made the scoring higher in Germany. The Toyota racing team also scored higher with their safety cards introduced in 2003 and the team could make second place in the British Grand Prix.
The latest of the F1 car model, TF105 was introduced in 2005 following the regulations in the motor sports in 2005. The changes in the aerodynamic parts in the car caused fall in the downforce, but could retain the down force throughout the season in 2005.
The evolution of TF105 traces from the weight reduction planning of the F1 cars on the Toyota TF104 models. The biggest changes were done on the car’s mechanics to achieve this evolution to TF105 model. With the new regulations in the 2005 racing season, the Panasonic Toyota engine department faced the biggest challenge of one engine for two races.
The Toyota engine department was able to improve the life of the RFX-04 engine from 400 Km to 800 Km. With the change in the regulations, the design of the engine had to increase the reliability also. In the 2005 season, another change in the Toyota F1 team was the change in driving combination of Jarno Thulli and Ralk Schumacher, which led to higher scoring as well with Toyota Formula 1.