Second place for Buemi and toyota gazoo racing in Austin

fia wec | 24.02.2020

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a double podium finish in the six-hour Lone Star Le Mans race in Austin, Texas, the fifth round of the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

A flawless race saw the #8 TS050 HYBRID of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley take second place, 51.524secs behind the race-winning #1 Rebellion, to close the gap at the top of the drivers’ World Championship.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s lead in the teams’ standings has been reduced to 33 points over Rebellion Racing, with three races remaining this season.

“We did the best we could today and there was really not much more we could do. Well done to Rebellion on their victory; we just didn’t have enough pace to beat them. It was a lonely race unfortunately for our car because there was no fight with car #7 due to their bigger success handicap. We did our race on our own so it felt a bit strange.” – Sébastien Buemi