Caterham CT01

Caterham CT01

Caterham CT01

61 comments on Caterham CT01

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  1. 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…

    • 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

    • Killi it, killi it with fire

  2. 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.

    • 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.

  3. rpiian (@rpiian) said on 25th January 2012, 12:01

    Caterham Crocodile

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Buran (@buran) said on 25th January 2012, 12:23

    Looks like a Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus). Weird

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. Sean Newman said on 25th January 2012, 13:04

    I had a mini-sick

  12. 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…..

  13. 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?

  14. 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?

  15. 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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