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Do Renault 3.5 cars look better than F1 did for decades?

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    pH
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    The Monza race link tickled my curiosity and I was surprised how well the cars look. The main design features that appeal to me are:
    – rather low noses;
    – simple front wings that do not crowd the front so much (I’d prefer them a bit narrower, though);
    – wide rear wing;
    – rear wheels markedly larger than the fronts, a sure sign of a powerful car (but the 1970’s F1 was even better).

    One would have to go back to Senna days to see F1 cars with similar features; first they raised the noses, then the grooved tires abomination, then even higher noses with snowplows. However, the mid-90’s cars were rather “boxy”. I feel that the Renault 3.5 Dallara design is the best of both worlds: old time design features combined with the smooth, nicely flowing bodywork of the 21st century. What do you think?

    #256793

    andae23
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    Agreed, they look better than every single F1 car since… probably 1998.

    #256797

    Nick
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    I like the general look of the cars a lot (more than post 2009 F1, anyway), but the fat noses look really inefficient to me. The think I liked about 2003-2008 F1 cars was how insanely efficient and aerodynamic they looked, even if they did provide some of the most boring races I’ve ever walked way from.

    It looks a lot better than the current (and previous) GP2 chassis’ that’s for sure.

    #256812

    Iestyn Davies
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    FR3.5 definitely looks more ‘racy’ than GP2. Frankly I’m amazed that the GP2 are so fast, they look slow on screen and as a car, also when driven (without power steering).

    #256817

    Fer no.65
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    They look like 2003 F1 racers. Love them.

    #256820

    Keith Collantine
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    I think they’re smashing cars from an aesthetic point of view. Some great liveries too which helps.

    #256822

    Bullfrog
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    They look like a race car should – low, wide and purposeful, with no awkward or overdone aero bits. Saw them at Silverstone a couple of years ago, and they sound great too. Gave me a new appreciation of the Red Bull colours, which really jump out at you when watching live.

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