|Drivers' champion||Matthew Payne|
|Teams' champion||M2 Competition|
The Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand's premier "open-wheeler" motorsport category. The Series includes races for every major trophy in New Zealand circuit racing including the New Zealand Motor Cup and the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy. The cars are also the category for the New Zealand Grand Prix - one of only two races in the world with FIA approval to use the Grand Prix nomenclature outside Formula One.
Hampton Downs, Auckland,
The Toyota Racing Series is an incubator and showcase for the next generation of New Zealand racing talent. The Series offers emerging drivers the chance to gain valuable experience with carbon-fibre composite chassis, aerodynamics and slick tyres.
The Series has the full endorsement of Motorsport New Zealand, the sport's governing body. Until the beginning of 2017, the series was managed by Toyota Racing Management a company under the leadership of Barrie Thomlinson.
Previously, the country's leading drivers had to go offshore to step up to this level. High profile graduates from the series to date include Brendon Hartley, formerly in Formula One with Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, and Earl Bamber. The series has also seen the likes of Daniil Kvyat, Will Stevens, Lance Stroll and Lando Norris compete on their way to Formula One.
For 2008, the series has also gone "green". Fuels for all cars racing in the series are now an E85 biofuel blend of 85 per cent ethanol made from whey, a dairy industry by-product; and petrol. Reduced emissions, reduced carbon "footprint" and reduced use of fossil fuels are all being showcased in this unique New Zealand programme. The 2008 New Zealand Grand Prix thus becomes the first ever biofuel grand prix in the world.
The short summer series (five weekends in five weeks, all in January and February) during the Southern Hemisphere summer has made the series attractive to development drivers from the Northern Hemisphere, as the series takes place during the off-season, serving as single-seater motorsport's equivalent of professional baseball's "winter ball" leagues in the Caribbean and Australia. Drivers from both Europe and the Americas actively participate in the series, as it allows them to develop their skills in an atmosphere similar to the winter ball leagues. A June 2019 FIA World Motor Sport Council decision now allows development drivers to tally Toyota Racing Series with their regular series towards FIA Super Licence points required to be in a Formula One car, meaning the driver can participate in this series, then participate in a series that starts after the end of the Toyota Racing Series, and accumulate points from both series towards F1 approval. 
The current championship consists of three rounds, each comprising three races. For 2021 the circuits are:
Previously used circuits include:
2015-2019 The Toyota Racing Series ran a Tatuus FT-50 chassis with modified versions of 1.8L Toyota four cylinder 2ZZ-GE production engines which can produce 200bhp, a six speed Sadev sequential transmission with limited slip differential with a carbon fibre body and a Carbon monocoque chassis built by Tatuus in Italy to full FIA F3 specification. The cars use Michelin S308 tyres (Front 20x54x13, Rear 24x57x13) and weigh approximately 480 kg.
2020- The Toyota Racing Series switched to a new chassis called Tatuus FT-60, identical to the T-318 used in Europe, whereas the new engine will be a 2.0L turbocharged unit developing 270bhp.
|2005||Brent Collins||Brent Collins Motorsport||1||4||10||4||937||Race 18 of 18||33|
|2005-06||Daniel Gaunt||International Motorsport||5||7||17||10||1491||Race 21 of 23||479|
|2006-07||Daniel Gaunt||International Motorsport||3||9||16||8||1448||Race 21 of 23||328|
|2007-08||Andy Knight||Knight Motorsport||6||6||16||2||1230||Race 23 of 23||33|
|2008-09||Mitch Cunningham||Giles Motorsport||7||5||13||4||1110||Race 17 of 18||121|
|2010||Mitch Evans||Giles Motorsport||8||3||10||5||915||Race 15 of 15||3|
|2011||Mitch Evans||Giles Motorsport||6||7||14||5||973||Race 13 of 15||168|
|2012||Nick Cassidy||Giles Motorsport||0||5||10||4||934||Race 13 of 15||176|
|2013||Nick Cassidy||M2 Competition||0||2||10||6||915||Race 14 of 15||112|
|2014||Andrew Tang||Neale Motorsport||1||3||9||4||794||Race 15 of 15||4|
|2015||Lance Stroll||M2 Competition||0||4||10||2||906||Race 14 of 16||108|
|2016||Lando Norris||M2 Competition||8||6||11||5||924||Race 14 of 15||135|
|2017||Thomas Randle||Victory Motor Racing||3||2||7||7||855||Race 15 of 15||5|
|2018||Robert Shwartzman||M2 Competition||3||1||9||3||916||Race 15 of 15||5|
|2019||Liam Lawson||M2 Competition||4||5||11||5||356||Race 15 of 15||10|
|2020||Igor Fraga||M2 Competition||3||4||9||3||362||Race 15 of 15||6|
|2021||Matthew Payne||M2 Competition||6||5||9||5||287||Race 8 of 9||58|
The winner of the feature race of each round in the championship is awarded a trophy:
The overall winner of the championship (based on championship points) receives the Chris Amon Trophy