Toyota were the first to unveil their 2007 car, albeit not the first to run on track, and the launch was low key with the usual Toyota corporate emphasis. But while the team tried to drive forward from their lack of success in 2006, the new car did not at first reflect the huge effort and resources Toyota have focused on the project.
Appearances, however, are deceptive and the car is actually significantly different from last years, with important lay out changes and new gearbox technology subtly hidden behind a familiar colour scheme and old wings.
Last year Toyota went through a lot of change as they tried to build on their best ever season in 2005. The car's development was complicated with a complex sequence of car upgrades which began in the final three races of 2005 and finally ended up with a new B spec car in Monaco in 2006.