Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2016

Abiteboul unimpressed with “ugly” F1 cars

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul is concerned F1 cars are too “ugly”.

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With Renault eager to see more exciting liveries, Yoshisune gives a verdict on this year’s batch:

I always look forward to this poll. I know, it sounds stupid, but I like rating the cars and electing my best looking car on the grid.

This year I choose the Manor MRT05: I really like the look of the car. It seems that they put some effort into the livery, which is surprising, because Manor/Marussia liveries have been quite boring. And I like the long nose more than the thumb.

The Renault RS16 looks interesting. I liked it even with the black livery, but I want to see the yellow livery in action now. I also like the Toro Rosso. OK, the livery is boring, but the car is just so cool. Shame about the nose, but the rest is very neat.

Probably the worst looking car for me is the McLaren. I really hate the livery, to be honest. Bigger numbers are cool, but it just lacks character in my opinion. The black Renault livery was much, much better. I also don’t like the Sauber. The car looks boxy and the livery has a lot of potential, but it’s wasted because they didn’t put any effort into the design.

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