The TF105 was the most successful Toyota Formula 1 car. Panasonic Toyota Racing achieved 3 podiums in 2005 season (1 by Jarno Trulli and 2 by Ralf Schumacher) and was placed in the Constructor’s standings as high as 4th – the best performance for the 9-year history of Toyota in F1 (2002-2009). The car designed by Mike Gascoyne and Gustav Brunner proved to be very reliable (only 4 retirements in 36 starts) and fast enough to fight for good points. Newcomer to the team Ralf Schumacher, recruited from Williams, was 6th in the Drivers’ Championship with 45 points, and Trulli was only 1 position and 2 points behind.
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