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Hypnotize Posted - 30 Jan 2012 : 14:33:39
So comes the time when all the new cars get released! Caterham were first. The new regulations means alot of the cars will have this drop in the nose which IMO looks really ugly.

Anyways heres the Caterham CT01:





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Hypnotize Posted - 08 Mar 2012 : 10:01:31
quote:
Originally posted by Mr.McPhillamy

Is it just me (not that photo, but the on track ones) or does the Marussia look like it will be 9 seconds off the pace? It looks like it's straight out of the early millenium era, where the cars were fat, short and high! Which means it looks good! Hopefully it won't be slow.
ps. it passed it's crash test yesterday.

HRT looks nice - not the prettiest front wing, but the rest is good - and only a small step.



I agree, I love the look of Marussia but it looks like its gonna be well off the pace. I hope its not!!
Mr.McPhillamy Posted - 08 Mar 2012 : 03:16:09
Is it just me (not that photo, but the on track ones) or does the Marussia look like it will be 9 seconds off the pace? It looks like it's straight out of the early millenium era, where the cars were fat, short and high! Which means it looks good! Hopefully it won't be slow.
ps. it passed it's crash test yesterday.

HRT looks nice - not the prettiest front wing, but the rest is good - and only a small step.
HDT05 Posted - 07 Mar 2012 : 21:54:25
I don't like it at all...
Sonic Posted - 07 Mar 2012 : 12:15:30
don't like that stepped front at all...

but they will be doing it if it makes the cars perform better..
LP11 Posted - 07 Mar 2012 : 11:33:02
Not as good as the real HRT designs
Quite like Marussia though, but designs are no good if they can't meet safety standards.
Hypnotize Posted - 07 Mar 2012 : 02:37:29
Last but not least..

HRT F112:




And Marussia:



Apparantly Marussia has failed some safety tests (but not all). So still may change yet..
STP01 Posted - 22 Feb 2012 : 00:04:10
Looks great....from the steering wheel back!

HDT05 Posted - 21 Feb 2012 : 23:17:34
Look pretty good, for a Mercedes anyways!
Crikey Posted - 21 Feb 2012 : 21:21:42
Looks great, Will be interesting to see how it performs in the test.
Hypnotize Posted - 21 Feb 2012 : 19:41:32
The Mercedes W03:




Mr.McPhillamy Posted - 10 Feb 2012 : 00:12:15
Yeah can't see this one getting fixed mid year I'm afraid - if you look closer - it would mean complete redesign and repackaging of all front geometry - unfathomable midseason change.
Hypnotize Posted - 09 Feb 2012 : 21:13:54
quote:
Originally posted by Biggy G

Chances they change the regulations becuase the everyone will fail the "No Ugly Cars" rule?



Looks like it could possibly come true!...

"AUTOSPORT understands that some technical directors have already held discussions with the FIA about the look of the stepped noses, although there has not yet been any move to change the chassis regulations for 2013 to ensure there is a smoother transition to the nose."

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97412
binkyboy Posted - 09 Feb 2012 : 08:16:07
I'm with Mr McPhillamy, Force India and Sauber look great but I can understand why people don't them.
Hypnotize Posted - 08 Feb 2012 : 20:02:43
quote:
Originally posted by Muz

I find it amazing how all the teams have their own designers and do their own thing, but due to regulations they all come more or less to the same conclusions (bar Mclaren) with the stepped nose. Does anyone else fin this as amazing as I do? Am I missing something?



Its because due to the regulations, all the teams (bar McLaren) have raised the nose to the maximum possible height allowed under the rules. The tip to the bump is the max height the nose can be compared to the rest of the chassis.

Higher nose means more air under the car to aid with downforce underneath it. McLaren are obviously going with a different strategy to the rest of the teams but they have been doing this for the last few years whereas every other team is following the high nose trend. It hasnt hurt them and McLaren were arguably the second best team right behind RedBull last year.
Mr.McPhillamy Posted - 08 Feb 2012 : 19:47:56
Hate the Williams!

My favourites are the Force India and Sauber (I'm alone on the Sauber one!). And the McLaren obviously.

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