The team's takeover by Vijay Mallya during the winter has certainly proved to have its effect on the development of the car. While the launched car did not have much new bits, the version of the VJM-01 that made the track debut did. First off, the team looked closely to what McLaren have been doing with their sidepod panels and therefore also elongated the panel onto the sidepod to connect to the chimney. The element is also very similar to Williams' design. Additionally, the car has a pretty much angled aerofoil ahead of the sidepod air intake, most certainly designed to help cooling the engine. It is however still remarkable that the team sticks with the tiny barge boards, making it the only one to have such a design after Toyota abandoned the idea.