Samples 2016 Le Mans Special Edition - Page 142

COMPLETELY CRUEL F ollowing the dramatic outcome of the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the heart-breaking final minutes of the race for the #5 TS050 Hybrid, the following statement was released from Toyota attempting to come to terms with what failed on the leading car with victory in sight: “Car #5 suffered a technical defect on a connector on the air line between the turbo charger and the intercooler, causing a loss of turbo charger control. The team attempted to modify the control settings to restore power and this was eventually achieved, allowing the car to complete the final lap. However, it was achieved too late to complete that lap within the required six minutes.” “Currently it is not clear exactly why this failure occurred as we have