Which team has the best-looking car of 2013?

Debates and pollsPosted on Author Keith Collantine

With any racing car, all that really matters is how fast it goes.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t also look good. And the introduction of ‘vanity’ panels to cover up the unsightly stepped noses which appeared on last year’s cars has produced some better looking racers this year.

But which is the best? Have a look at all eleven of the 2013 contenders below and pick you favourite.

Red Bull-Renault RB9

Red Bull RB9, 2013

Ferrari F138

Ferrari F138, 2013

McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28

McLaren MP4-28, 2013

Lotus-Renault E21

Lotus E21, 2013

Mercedes W04

Mercedes W04, 2013

Sauber-Ferrari C32

Sauber C32, 2013

Force India-Mercedes VJM06

Force India VJM06, 2013

Williams-Renault FW35

Williams FW35, 2013

Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8

Toro Rosso STR8

Caterham-Renault CT03

Caterham CT03, 2013

Marussia-Cosworth MR02

Marussia MR02, 2013

Over to you

Which team has the best-looking car this year? Cast your vote below.

Which is the best-looking car of 2013?

  • Red Bull-Renault RB9 (3%)
  • Ferrari F138 (22%)
  • McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 (16%)
  • Lotus-Renault E21 (7%)
  • Mercedes W04 (3%)
  • Sauber-Ferrari C32 (28%)
  • Force India-Mercedes VJM06 (3%)
  • Williams-Renault FW35 (5%)
  • Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 (3%)
  • Caterham-Renault CT03 (3%)
  • Marussia-Cosworth MR02 (8%)

Total Voters: 720

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  • 133 comments on “Which team has the best-looking car of 2013?”

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    1. Chris (@tophercheese21)
      21st February 2013, 5:00

      From a bodywork standpoint its between the Mclaren and Toro Rosso.

      From a pant job standpoint its between Caterham, Ferrari and Lotus

      1. Chris (@tophercheese21)
        21st February 2013, 5:00

        *paint job*

    2. Looks like I’m in the minority, but there’s just something about the Mercedes I just love this year. Having said that, I’m not looking forward to trying to tell Rosberg from Hamilton apart on track! Thank god for the camera colour schemes aye!

    3. The McLaren looks the most elegant and for me that is best looking. The Red Bull looks very extreme which is pretty cool too.

    4. Am I the only one who likes the Toro Rosso? I mean just look at that nose! And the sidepods!

    5. I think the cars of today are ugly TBH. Much prefer the F1 cars of the 50’s. But since we are on the topic of the 2013 cars, which to me they mostly look the same with different paint jobs, I’d have to say the Lotus, followed by the Mclaren and the Red Bull just pipping the Mercedes and Ferrari for equal 4th. But only just, the Purple on the Red Bull has taken it down from 2nd place last year to 3rd this year IMO. Not a fan of purple at all.

      1. @punchy I think cars from different eras look good for different reasons. There are cars from all decades that look nice and not so nice to me.

        But in general I’ve not liked the look of the cars since the 2009 aero changes – it looks like the front and rear wings belong to different cars. The front wing dimension changes for next year may help that but I’m not sure they’ll go far enough.

    6. I have to say I don’t agree with the majority.
      I liked better Sauber’s car’s color scheme for 2012, than the one for 2013.
      Like last season, the best looking car is, by far, the Lotus, seconded by the Mercedes and the McLaren.
      That’s my top three!

    7. Bit late to comment but here’s my thoughts.

      I still don’t like the step noses so all those cars are at the bottom of my list. I do like how Sauber have dealt with it but I am not convinced by the livery, in some pictures it looks black which is good but in others it looks grey and reminds me of an HRT which isn’t so good.

      In the end I went for the McLaren as the shape f the car is good and the livery is still my favourite on the grid.

      I think my thoughts on some of the cars will change after a few races when I have seen plenty of footage of them.

    8. Red Bull for me. Love the look & livery, always have. The purple sheen looks superb too!

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