F1 2014 – The Gonzo comparison is true…..

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  • Premier Icon Notter
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    Oh dear…..

    mashiehood
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    hmmm, these cars on a grid a going to look hideous.

    andyl
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    hang on a minute, i need something to settle my stomach….

    ahhh, that is better

    andrewh
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    Trimix – Member

    Oh yes, I remember those wings way up in the air. They were odd. But so were the skirts and the 6 wheeled car (Tyrell?)
    Tyrrell P34 was the only one which raced
    Obvious advantage of smaller frontal area but lack of tyre development for the little ones killed it off.
    A few others tried prototypes, like this Williams:

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    Most of the really interesting stuff gets banned pretty quick, like the twin-chassis Lotus, which never raced. The Brabham BT46B was so left-field that it never even crossed their minds to ban something like that until after they had seen one (it won on it’s first and only outing)

    Trimix
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    Was that the one with the giant fan at the back ?

    legend
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    No, the was the Brabham BT46B fan car:

    withersea
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    The ferrari looks like some sort of creature that feeds from the seabed. My money is on the lotus….until the redbull rocks up.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    this is what i see when I look at the new Ferrari

    Trimix
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    Lotus dont have any money, so they cant do any development work on what they have made so far.

    coogan
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    So far they all look great… right up until you go past the front wheel. I’ll have a better look when I go to the Australian F1 race in March. Whoop!

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    When Ferrari can’t make a car look pretty and meet the regs you know there is a problem with the regs…

    andrewh
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    Most of the really interesting stuff gets banned pretty quick, like the twin-chassis Lotus, which never raced. The Brabham BT46B was so left-field that it never even crossed their minds to ban something like that until after they had seen one (it won on it’s first and only outing)

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    Trimix – Member

    Was that the one with the giant fan at the back ?
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    legend – Member

    No, the was the Brabham BT46B fan car:
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    Don’t worry Legend, no-one will notice…

    ahhh, that is better perfect

    F.T.F.Y.

    legend
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    Don’t worry Legend, no-one will notice…

    I’m only look at the pictures, do people actually read the articles?? 😉

    Markie
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    Driving for Caterham though unfortunately

    I know a couple of people at Caterham, and they’re feeling pretty good about the season to come, fwiw.

    Then again, they would say that – and given last season, the only way that’s not out is up!

    shermer75
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    I know a couple of people at Caterham, and they’re feeling pretty good about the season to come, fwiw.

    I really hope so! Speaking both as a Kamui Kobayashi fan and just for Formula 1 as a whole- its a bit of a downer seeing the last two teams only competing with themselves..

    retro83
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    shermer75 – Member
    I really hope so! Speaking both as a Kamui Kobayashi fan and just for Formula 1 as a whole- its a bit of a downer seeing the last two teams only competing with themselves..

    And rarely getting a point to show for their efforts. This is why I think there should be points all the way down to last place. Currently 11th would be a decent result for them but they get nothing to show for it in terms of points.

    Hope Kamui does well this year, always quite exciting to watch 🙂

    shermer75
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    This is why I think there should be points all the way down to last place.

    I can see that working. It’ll be easier to compare how everyone is doing overall…

    ScottChegg
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    …they’re feeling pretty good about the season to come, fwiw.

    That’s surprising, since Tony Fernandez made some fairly unhelpful remarks that just wobbling around at the back wasn’t worth turning out for. It’s the last chance this year; which must be added pressure where they don’t need it.

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    As a note of sanity, the idea of the high nose is to get as much air as possible into the underfloor area and through the diffuser. Ferrari might find they have gone exactly the wrong way and face a huge battle to get decent lap times.

    Lotus might have a upper hand. We won’t find out at the first test, though, as Lotus can’t afford the bus fare.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Ferrari May be attempting to create an area of low pressure behind the nose which both increase down flow and still pull in air for the rear diffuser.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Prettiest ever.

    wukfit
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    Sauber doesnt look too bad, which i guess means slow

    core
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    That Lotus above is gorgeous, prettiest ever in my eyes too!

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Ferrari May be attempting to create an area of low pressure behind the nose which both increase down flow and still pull in air for the rear diffuser.

    If Adrian Newey said he’d done that then I’d believe him, but Ferrari…

    Premier Icon Notter
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    I can’t find a front on of the Sauber but it does seem to be the best looking so far. Amazing number of different interpretations!

    JCL
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    The MP4-29 is the best looking of the new cars. Hopefully it’s faster than the 28 crapper.

    The MP4-29 is the best looking of the new cars

    Yep, it’s a beauty…..

    Some people have been busy

    http://wtf1.co.uk/2014-formula-one-cars-get-photoshopped/

    retro83
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    thepurist – Member

    If Adrian Newey said he’d done that then I’d believe him, but Ferrari…

    Yeah, they make out is if they’re the most successful team in the history of the sport.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    Only two from me, with 2 of the hero’s. Showing my age but Jim Clark is No1

    I_Ache
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    The Sauber nose looks quite like the McLaren. You can see the wing mounts from the side just behind the wing.

    I get all the sponsors are loving the attention their branding on the noses is getting.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Yeah, they make out is if they’re the most successful team in the history of the sport

    But they’ve not been that great at designing winning cars lately – IMO Alonso has worked wonders with what he’s been given. I’d love to see them back at the front though.

    ScottChegg
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    Enzo Ferrari did once say that aerodynamics were for people who couldn’t design engines.

    Maybe that philosophy lives on…

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    I clicked on this by mistake.
    What’s the reason for the funny noses?

    What’s the reason for the funny noses?

    to stop RBR/Vettel from winning, just like they changed the rules to stop Ferrari…

    clubber
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    back2basics – Member
    to stop RBR/Vettel from winning, just like they changed the rules to stop Ferrari…

    Wrong actually. The noses have been changed to make them lower than the sides of the cockpit and the rear tyres so that in crashes they should a lot safer. Red Bull would be able to cope with that change quite easily, in fact, I’d argue that they would have had an advantage given that aero is where they’re so strong.

    Unfortunately, the people who wrote the rules, did so badly meaning that these silly looking noses are the best solution to the aero problem. All the teams’ designers knew this was going to happen but as usual they all thought they could get one over on the other teams so didn’t point out the issues.

    It’s interesting that Sauber have as near as openly said that they designed their car to allow them to change the nose so if one solution turns out to be much better than the others, they can easily modify their car to copy them. I expect that there may well be several cars finishing the season looking quite different to how they launch though I can’t recall if the FIA allow changes to the crash structure mid season (IIRC they’re not allowed to change the main chassis/survival cell)

    It’s the banning of exhaust blown diffuser that is aimed at making RB less competitive. RB developped that to a point where when driven ‘correctly’ (which unfortunately Webber never quite got the hang of) it meant that the car was miles better than any other, hence Vettel’s utter domination last year once they had it right.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Torro Rosso go for another variant of the Gonzo/anteater nose. First day of testing tomorrow plus we get to see the RedBull, Merc, Caterham and Marussia.

    dragon
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    Good god those cars are hideous, and as for all that aero crap on the front wings, sheesh. Glad it’s gone to Sky in many ways so I won’t get sucked into wasting an afternoon of my life.

    Please, please someone at the FIA get a grip, you wrecked WRC, don’t do it to F1 as well.

    legend
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    FIA have been in the wrecking business for years, just generally anything that threatens to take Formula 1 fans away – not usually F1 itself!

    i do wonder whats wrong in passing rules like “front wings must be 1 single piece” kinda thing, all this F1 rule making seems vauge and not well thought out.

    the rbr shown today looks exactly like that above, the paint job is almost trying to disguise the uglyness of it all.

    still no schumacher news 🙁

    dooosuk
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    Interesting variation from Red Bull

    and Mercedes W05 with ‘ears’

    Premier Icon njee20
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    They’re getting there, those two look ok, I like the Mercedes.

    How many crashes in recent years would have been prevented (or serious consequences mitigated) by these new noses, I can think of very few indeed. Change for change’s sake.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    If the Merc turns out to be quick I reckon those camera mounts will be protested before Melbourne. Apparently there’s some debate over the Lotus nose too.

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