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    2014 cars - something to look forward to

    This was posted on F1 Technical, and is a pretty good idea of where 2014's cars will be. The narrower front wing isn't really shown very well, but I suspect that will make a huge difference, together with the low nose, on how the cars look:


    Scarbs has more on these cars: http://scarbsf1.com/blog1/2012/10/01...ges/#more-3081

    Wonder if the airbox will stay with the turbos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACCP View Post
    Wonder if the airbox will stay with the turbos?
    I suppose that depends on whether or not they even go with the turbos in 2014 as planned since Bernie and Luca don't like the new engines.

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    I guess the "closed roof sportscar minus fenders" concept drawing I saw isn't happening?

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    Good stuff ACCP. The link was very informative, but I take issue with one statement in it:

    " A few teams and most notably McLaren, opted for a lower chassis which eased the need for the step at the loss of some aerodynamic potential."

    We had a discussion about the stepped noses here back in March and somebody posted that the reason McLaren didn't have a stepped nose was that the 2011 car already met the 2012 reg, aerodynamics be damned.

    Link to pics:

    http://hunnylander.files.wordpress.c...rison-line.jpg

    Link to thread:

    http://www.trackforum.com/forums/sho...t=#post2951316

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    The point was that the stepped noses were hideous and everybody was impressed that McLaren managed to come of with a decent looking car. Funny thing is, I've gotten used to the stepped nose look and it doesn't really bother me anymore. Message: You can adapt to anything if you just chill and let it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepcheap View Post
    The point was that the stepped noses were hideous and everybody was impressed that McLaren managed to come of with a decent looking car. Funny thing is, I've gotten used to the stepped nose look and it doesn't really bother me anymore. Message: You can adapt to anything if you just chill and let it happen.
    I think you're right. I don't notice the narrow and high rear wings anymore - but they really used to make my teeth grind together when they first appeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Privateer View Post
    I guess the "closed roof sportscar minus fenders" concept drawing I saw isn't happening?
    But I read it on the internet!
    "I was thinking about retiring, but I think I'll stick around a few more years just to aggravate him" -Billy Pauch

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    How are any of these changes supposed to make for a better "show"?

    I want wider cars with, lower front wing, more mechanical grip and less aero emphasis.

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    Cannot comment on most of your wish list but I fear an even wider car would reduce passing zones even more

    JMHO

    The nose on the 2014 reminds me of an anteater

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post

    The nose on the 2014 reminds me of an anteater
    The render on Scarbs gives me the vibe of this beauty:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACCP View Post
    The render on Scarbs gives me the vibe of this beauty:
    Ive been following F1 since about 2001 or 2002 so I still consider myself to be a bit of a Newbie

    That being said it seems weird to see a McLaren with Marlboro and Shell adverts

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post
    Ive been following F1 since about 2001 or 2002 so I still consider myself to be a bit of a Newbie

    That being said it seems weird to see a McLaren with Marlboro and Shell adverts
    McLaren had Marlboro for the first time in 1974. Before that it was Yardley.

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