TOYOTA Racing took its first pole position with the TS030 HYBRID (earlier post) in the Six Hours of Sao Paulo at Interlagos, the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. This marks the first time a supercapacitor-based system has earned pole position for a major international race.
The supercapacitor in the TOYOTA HYBRID System - Racing is charged in five designated braking zones around the Interlagos circuit to deliver a significant power boost later in the lap.
The team used Friday morning’s final one-hour practice session to optimize the set-up of the TS030 HYBRID.
Following Saturday morning’s warm-up (08.00-08.20) the six-hour race begins at midday with a rolling start.