Toyota and Ferrari renew battle for WEC Hypercar supremacy
After the FIA WEC’s summer break, the title battle between Toyota and Ferrari’s Hypercar teams is heating up again in Japan. The No. 8 crew of Buemi, Hartley, and Hirakawa currently leads the drivers’ standings, with a 23-point gap to the No. 7 GR010 and No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 499P crews. Toyota is also leading in the manufacturers’ world championship standings, with a 26-point gap. With only two races left, this weekend’s round at Fuji Speedway is crucial for both teams. Toyota has a strong track record at Fuji and is aiming to extend its win streak to six races. However, Ferrari and Peugeot are also expected to challenge for the win. The pressure is high, but the teams have been putting in the work with simulator sessions and testing to stay sharp.