Toyota TF101 is a prototype Formula 1 car designed by Jean-Claude André Martens and of Cortanze for the Japanese team Toyota F1 Team in 2001. Was tested by Englishman Allan McNish and Finn Mika Salo to prepare for the coming of the Japanese automaker in the world championship of Formula 1 2002. TF101 The AM01 is appointed internally until we give a definitive name to the chassis of the Japanese team.
The TF101 has been developed and built by staff based Toyota Motorsport in Cologne, Germany over a period of nineteen months in preparation for the World Championship Formula 1 2002. Allan McNish and Mika Salo pilots perform a program intensive testing, making a total of 3000 rounds and 22 967km of eleven circuits on the calendar of the world championship of Formula 1. Trials were also held on the Circuit Paul Ricard.
In spring 2001, the first designer of the TF101 de Cortanze was sacked and replaced by Austrian Gustav Brunner, from the Scuderia Minardi. He oversees the continued development of the car and the design of the Toyota TF102 participating in the world championship of Formula 1 in 2002.