The newly named Spyker (nee. Jordan, nee. Midland) team unveiled their blinding liveried F8-VII to the press last week and despite the changes of team ownership and branding, the car actually bears huge similarity with the M16 which the team raced last year.
The car is, however, different in several areas, most specifically some subtle aerodynamic tweaks and a change from a Toyota engine raced last year to the Ferrari V8 which the team will be using this time around.
After leaving Jordan to join Renault and then later Toyota, Mike Gascoyne rejoins the remains of his old team as chief technical officer and beneath him many of the technical staff that were with the team when he left more than six years ago still remain. James Key retains the role he undertook last year as technical director, with Jordan long-termer John McQuilliam still chief designer and Simon Phillips continuing in his role as head of aerodynamics.