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  • 2012 Formula 1 - Scuderia Ferrari

    After postponing the launch of the car and driving a Jeep around snow-covered Maranello yesterday, Ferrari finally showed off their new F2012 today.



    There's something I like, and then there's something I loathe about this car. Has a very 90's feeling to it.

    I'm thinking it reminds me of the F310B from 1997....
    Last edited by Richard Hammond; 02-03-2012, 03:31 PM.
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    That is one of the ugliest noses to an F1 car ever.....I hope for their sake it is fast.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Richard Hammond View Post
      I'm thinking it reminds me of the F310 from 1997....
      F310B
      Last edited by Lastlap; 02-03-2012, 09:26 AM.
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      • #4
        Bigger Shots:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Chev_350 View Post
          That is one of the ugliest noses to an F1 car ever.....I hope for their sake it is fast.
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          • #6
            man people werent kidding when they said that car was ugly or should I say "radical"

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            • #7
              That stair-step nose is hidious. At least McLaren was able to get around it.
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              • #8
                The nose looks like a Lego's model someone put together wrong.
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                • #9
                  I don't see how it'll be aerodynamic anyway. Why they didn't go the route McLaren went with the gradual slope in the nose is really beyond me.
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                  • #10
                    Love the exhaust layout. Other than the bump, she's a beauty. Another wonderful car from Maranello.

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                    • #11
                      Makes the DW12 look like a 93 Reynard

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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Richard Hammond View Post
                          I don't see how it'll be aerodynamic anyway. Why they didn't go the route McLaren went with the gradual slope in the nose is really beyond me.
                          The idea it seems would be to lift air over the drivers compartment, rather than have it split the driver and go over the side pods. I only had one semester of fluid dynamics in college, so I can't really speculate to exactly why the bump is better than having it smooth. Maybe I'll try running some rough tests in solidworks this weekend. Otherwise, I'm just going to assume that their engineers know what they are doing, and came up with this design because it was most efficient.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Josh O'Brien View Post
                            The idea it seems would be to lift air over the drivers compartment, rather than have it split the driver and go over the side pods. I only had one semester of fluid dynamics in college, so I can't really speculate to exactly why the bump is better than having it smooth. Maybe I'll try running some rough tests in solidworks this weekend. Otherwise, I'm just going to assume that their engineers know what they are doing, and came up with this design because it was most efficient.
                            http://www.formula1.com/news/technical/2012/0/929.html

                            The explanation directly from the F1 website. Basically, the nose is lowered for safety reason. Having the bump means they can have the car in front of the cockpit up where it has been in recent years, which has an aerodynamic advantage. McLaren chose to go lower to go with a normal nose, so they give up that advantage.

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                            • #15
                              Looks like the designer was too lazy to design the rest of the car after the lowered nose was mandated by the FIA.


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