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post #691 of 3083

Many would probably disagree with me on this, but I might say 2012... I really enjoy watching all the tense of first 7 races had 7 different winners, the tense of Alonso pulling out points lead from Vettel and the tense of Vettel catching up. Abu Dhabi and Brazilian GP deserve special mention as well.

post #692 of 3083

Bearing in mind that I haven't been following F1 really closely for very long, I'd go with 2007. People always wax lyrical about the '80s, but I wasn't old enough to be watching then. I remember hearing about the Schumi era, but didn't watch more than the occasional Grand Prix back then either.

 

For a second controversial question, what era's cars do you think looked best? Personally I'd pick the mid 1960s:

 

 

Yes, I know they were un-aerodynamic deathtraps on wheels, but to me they looked great. Second best I'd say would be the 2000s era. My least favorite would be mid 1970s to 1980s, during which I personally though the cars looked hideous ;)

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post #694 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Exediron View Post
 

Bearing in mind that I haven't been following F1 really closely for very long, I'd go with 2007. People always wax lyrical about the '80s, but I wasn't old enough to be watching then. I remember hearing about the Schumi era, but didn't watch more than the occasional Grand Prix back then either.

 

For a second controversial question, what era's cars do you think looked best? Personally I'd pick the mid 1960s:

 

 

Yes, I know they were un-aerodynamic deathtraps on wheels, but to me they looked great. Second best I'd say would be the 2000s era. My least favorite would be mid 1970s to 1980s, during which I personally though the cars looked hideous ;)

I wish they would build such cars with todays technology. They would be a lot safer then current gen as you go slower is more easy controllable during a slide. Todays F1 is so dependent on the aerodynamics it take away to much of the skill.

 

But you can have just as strong monocoque, better brakes and fuel that don´t make the cars running bombs. Maybe it would be more relevant to without huge wings creating drag and increasing fuel consumption :)

post #695 of 3083

For me, the best F1 car is either Williams FW11

Or Mclaren MP4/4

But that doesn't mean all of them are not pornography (except some oddities like Tyrell six wheeler)

post #696 of 3083
I've always liked the Lancia D50... and there's nothing wrong with the Tyrells!

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post #697 of 3083

The races between Hakkinen and Schumacher in 1998 were exciting to watch.  

post #698 of 3083
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I wish they would build such cars with todays technology. They would be a lot safer then current gen as you go slower is more easy controllable during a slide. Todays F1 is so dependent on the aerodynamics it take away to much of the skill.

 

But you can have just as strong monocoque, better brakes and fuel that don´t make the cars running bombs. Maybe it would be more relevant to without huge wings creating drag and increasing fuel consumption :)

 

I agree.

 

The 60-70s were the best seasons IMO because the race was more of a driver's challenge than the machine's performance.

 

This meant that a minor issue with the car wouldn't hurt the driver's timing because a few milliseconds here and there didn't make much of a difference.

 

Nowadays even a small issue with the car means the race is ruined for the driver. The cost of perfection is too high.

post #699 of 3083
Maclaren reveal today, what do you all think?

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post #700 of 3083

Ugly?

post #701 of 3083

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the nose of the Lotus.  Different lengths.

 

'Lotus's twin tusk arrangement eschews this philosophy and stretches the wording of the rules to the limit.
In order to meet the single lower nose tip regulation, the two tusks are of unequal length, so the longer one forms the mandatory nose tip, while the other is short enough to avoid being considered part of the nose tip by the regulations.  This leaves each tusk to act as a crash structure, the front wing mounting pylon and then, as they slim narrow the rear of the car, also become turning vanes.  This means the unavoidable obstruction of the mandatory nose tip is made into a multi-purpose device.  The design may present slightly more total cross sectional area to the airflow, but places the obstruction in the most beneficial location.'

post #702 of 3083

I actually like the McLaren, although I can't say the very front of the nose is my favorite part. The structure looks aggressive. I'm still hoping to see a good high-resolution picture of the rear, where I hear there's some clever stuff going on...

 

As far as the Lotus, I'll still have to see it officially to believe it. But if it's real, it's an interesting idea - and far more hideous than the rest. My money's on it not working, simply because if it was the best way to go I would have expected one of the traditionally better teams to have come up with it.

 

Still waiting to see what direction our bullish friends will go.

post #703 of 3083
Some seriously fascinating bodywork and aerodynamics there.
post #704 of 3083

I don't understand this new rules for the nose, I mean they have made the 2012 cars as hideous as they can, but these ones in my opinion are even wose.

 

I like the McLaren livery though, hope they can still be a top team without title sponsor.

post #705 of 3083
What is that in the front of the McLaren? A nose-penis?

Reminds me of this:
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