On the eve of the 2008 championship season, the biggest Toyota boss has asked the Japanese carmaker's F1 team to deliver its first race win. Despite having a front-running annual budget since the Cologne based outfit debuted in 2002, Toyota has in more than 100 grands prix so far failed to collect more than a handful of podiums and the odd pole.

2007, meanwhile, saw the outfit score just 13 points in total, but Toyota president and CEO Katsuaki wants at least a 10-point haul in one go this year, with Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock at the wheel of the new TF108.

"I believe I have been saying it every year, but definitely this year we will put all our efforts in the top race of F1 to present everyone with our first victory and inspiration," he said in Japanese at a media briefing in Tokyo.