Former F1 team to enter Le Mans in 2012

Oct.15 (GMM) Toyota’s former F1 team will contest Le Mans and “several races” in the new FIA world endurance championship next year.

The Cologne based squad pulled out of formula one at the end of 2009.

It was announced on Friday that Toyota Motorsport GmbH will enter a ‘LMP1′ class prototype in the sports car series, to be powered by a petrol hybrid engine.

“The exact scope of this participation and its official name will be confirmed in the coming weeks,” said the Japanese marque.