It seems every year the Toyota team are optimistic at their launch, and this year was no different in the team's upbeat prediction of what they can achieve in the coming season. What's different this year is that the car looks like a substantial step from its predecessor.
Toyota have followed an evolutionary path since the first Gustav Brunner-designed race car appeared in 2002. During this period the team have appeared step behind the opposition, always seeming to have skipped the critical shapes and add-ons, while optimising their own take on the front wing/bargeboard/sidepod package.
While Toyota did have a period of some success, they have yet to really threaten the established teams, and last year ended as a low point for the team. The TF107 proved inconsistent, and hence did its fortunes.