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dam00r (@dam00r) said on 25th January 2012, 11:44
Definitive not a looker.
Chris (@chris) said on 25th January 2012, 13:58
Probably the ugliest car of the year …
I would be astonished to find the McLaren as ugly as this Caterham…
More sadly they told us they were working on a great car project… saying and seeing the result, we can be nothing else but desapointed…
mr ROSSI (@mr-rossi) said on 25th January 2012, 21:41
@chris. i`d have to say 1 of the ugliest f1 cars of ALL time!!! PLEASE mr F.I.A, can we not just have a simple nose design like in the early 90`s? This is just horrid,hope the other 2012 cars are not like this.Bring back sleek, low slung noses as in,say,92.
Matt said on 5th February 2012, 7:02
It was until the Ferrari and Force India car came along!
JCost (@jcost) said on 26th January 2012, 6:25
xjr15jaaag (@xjr15jaaag) said on 28th January 2012, 12:29
Well, all I can say is that the way it looks doesn’t matter; an F1 car designed purely for aerodynamic purposes, and all the aesthetics are purely coincidental.
You don’t design an F1 car to be pretty. You design it to be fast
Maia said on 28th January 2012, 17:04
Killi it, killi it with fire
Andrew said on 25th January 2012, 11:57
I hope that Mr Gascoyne knows what he’s doing because that nose cannot be good for reducing drag.
Don said on 26th January 2012, 2:43
Why do you say that? Asking out of genuine interest. To me it looks like a low and slight gradient back to the driver, with ridges for the front-suspension. It doesn’t look like there is a barge or step in the bridge of the nose that would create drag.
rpiian (@rpiian) said on 25th January 2012, 12:01
BasCB (@bascb) said on 25th January 2012, 12:09
Nice caption @rpiian, fits the bill!
brombillaf1 (@brombillaf1) said on 25th January 2012, 14:55
Good one!! When i saw the picture i had more or less the same idea.
Hare (@hare) said on 25th January 2012, 23:47
Fintan said on 25th January 2012, 14:56
Ben said on 26th January 2012, 9:16
Surely ‘CaterGator’ is the best term to use if you’re gonna go down that route!
rpiian (@rpiian) said on 27th January 2012, 11:11
Well, after sitting on this photo for a while and seeing the other photo’s, I think the new nose isn’t terrible. It’s just different.
Naren2900 said on 25th January 2012, 12:04
OMG…..this is as ugly as it gets….
Andrew said on 25th January 2012, 12:12
Don’t be so sure, this could be the look for all cars with the new rule involving the height of the news.
ECWDanSelby (@ecwdanselby) said on 25th January 2012, 12:15
Yeh I think all the cars will look like this.
It genuinely looks like they took last year’s car, got a sledgehammer and smashed it on the nose.
Horrid looking thing.
BasCB (@bascb) said on 25th January 2012, 12:15
Here’s Craig Scarborough giving his thoughts on the design based on the few pictures available so far
AlonsoFan-UK (@alonsofan-uk) said on 25th January 2012, 12:17
What a nasty looking piece of machinery, that engine cover does it no favours either.
Buran (@buran) said on 25th January 2012, 12:23
Looks like a Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus). Weird
Hare (@hare) said on 25th January 2012, 23:48
Again, Caterpuss! :)
McLaren will try to produce an ugly car, then cover it in silver. Then it will look passable.
THOMF1S said on 25th January 2012, 12:28
*insert Jeremy Clarkson-esque outburt of horror, shock and disgust here*
Worse looking car since the 09 BMW? The nose just doesnt fir the rest of the car!
realracer (@realracer) said on 25th January 2012, 12:48
If all the cars, are going to look like this, this year,then I’m glad I can only watch 10 races this year, I think I’ll retire my F1 watching career, and sign a contract to go to Indycars.
LosD (@losd) said on 26th January 2012, 17:00
Yeah, because how the carslook is the most important aspect of F1.
Sheesh, some people…
Sean Newman said on 25th January 2012, 13:04
I had a mini-sick
Sean Newman said on 25th January 2012, 13:06
Maybe they stuck the nose on with super-glue and didn’t get it lined up properly first…..
John Edwards said on 25th January 2012, 13:08
What a weird design.
I cannot weigh up why you would step the nose, surely a smooth transition would make more sense?
Jim Livingstone said on 25th January 2012, 14:05
Maybe this is more aerodynamic than a drivers helmet so it pushes the air up over the helmet thus reducing overall drag?
pan pap said on 25th January 2012, 14:12
certainly ugly. and it makes me wonder what we will see from ferrari (they already said their car is not a good looking one), reb bull and mclaren, the top three teams that push the boundaries of the regulations every year.
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