The VJM06 is the third car to be overseen by Technical Director, Andrew Green, and builds on the strengths of the 2012 car.
With stable technical rules the car is more evolution than revolution with the removal of the ‘step’ nose being the most obvious visual change.
Summing up the approach to the design of the VJM06, Andrew Green said: “It’s a brand new car from the ground-up – everything is new. We discussed carrying over big chunks of last year’s car, including the chassis, but decided not to. There were still some gains to be had with the chassis, so we elected to take the performance benefits. The biggest change that everybody is going to notice this year is the fairing on top of the nose to hide the ‘step’. It’s neutral as far as the car’s performance is concerned but tidies up the flow over the top of the chassis.”
Here is the new VJM06 in all its glory: