Andre de Cortanze Q&A
The team may not be making its Grand Prix debut until March 2002, but in the mean time it's full speed ahead at Toyota's F1 facility in Cologne in preparation for next year's test programme with Allan McNish and Mika Salo. Technical director Andre de Cortanze is charged with putting together the team that will design and build the Japanese marque's first Grand Prix car. By coincidence the Frenchman was also involved in the birth of Renault's F1 team in 1977; later he was responsible for the successful Peugeot sportscar programme, and had a brief spell in F1 with Sauber and Prost in the mid-90s before joining Toyota. Adam Cooper asked him about the team's prospects.
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