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?
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.
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.