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      01-27-2014, 10:50 AM   #45
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We need a top view of all the cars since I haven't seen the Sauber nor the Force India on top view, I dislike the Macca and the Lotus, the Ferrari is disappointing but not as ugly, we need to see the RBR.

All in all, design of the cars ir purely functional and has never been aesthetic, the nose so low is to make air "jump" the intake to avoid turbulence with the exhaust hot gas and so on, I wasn't expecting "pretty" cars, but those penis like noses are horrible!
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      01-27-2014, 11:03 AM   #46
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Ferrari 2013 vs 2014





Williams 2013 vs 2014



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RB10 debuting tomorrow the 28Th:


Finally, Mercedes W05 debut 1 day early:


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      01-27-2014, 04:25 PM   #47
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Toro Rosso STR9

http://en.espnf1.com/tororosso/motor...ry/142967.html

Toro Rosso has become the latest team to officially launch their 2014 car after taking the covers off the STR9 at the Jerez circuit.

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The STR9 is the first Toro Rosso car to have a Renault engine, as the team ends a seven-year affiliation with Ferrari. There is also a change to driver personnel this year, as Daniil Kvyat replaces the outgoing Daniel Ricciardo.

Jean-Eric Vergne has been retained for a third season, and will effectively assume the mantle of team leader following Ricciardo's promotion to Red Bull. The Frenchman will also be the first to get behind the wheel of the STR9 as the team takes to the track for the first time on Tuesday.

The STR9 keeps the traditional Toro Rosso livery and and features a prominent nose which is expected to be a common feature up and down the grid in 2014. After three online launches the STR9 is the first to be unveiled in front of the media, with the team doing so in the Jerez pitlane ahead of the first day of testing.
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Another ScudTR-9 angle:




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Mercedes AMG - W05







Most aesthetically pleasing car by far.
Car looks neatly packaged too.
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Runner up to the Merc looks wise.

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The Merc seems the best looker out of the bunch so far
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The Merc seems the best looker out of the bunch so far
Agreed.
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Most aesthetically pleasing car by far.
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Runner up to the Merc looks wise.
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Why is one of the "prongs" on the lotus longer than the other?
"The rules are very clear in that the tip of the nose must have a single cross-section and the canny folk at Lotus have made one of the tusks slightly longer than the other to comply with the rules."

If they were the same length, the nose would have two cross-sections. By making one shorter than the other, it complies to the rule as the shorter one wouldn't be part of the cross section. It's all about finding loopholes lol
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...(I wasnt feeling productive today at work so I made this picture)...
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That Caterham is horrible looking.

I agree the Mercedes is the most pleasing to the eyes, followed by the Redbull and Ferrari.
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That Caterham is horrible looking.
I keep thinking "uncircumcised penis".
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That Caterham is rough... wasn't the point of the rule change to get rid of the high pointy nose?
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Finally something looks "normal"....
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RedBull tried to hide the the ugly nose with the paint job.
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RedBull tried to hide the the ugly nose with the paint job.
Yeah I noticed that too. Pretty clever because from certain angles it's really hard to distinguish the shape of the nose.
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I have to say, the new V6s do not sound AS bad as I had imagined.



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It seems we have two very different designs. The vacuum cleaner nose adopted by Ferrari and Benz and the pointy beak/s adopted by the rest. It should make for two quite different aero flows. Pleaaaaaase tell me that Benz and Ferrari isn't doomed from the start. It's scary when you are on the other side of Adrian Newey's choice.
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The Lotus reminds me of the Williams FW26. It's a very clever solution.
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