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    #81
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    Rules state that the nose can only be a certain height in front, and can only come down to a set height behind the front wheel. Either you use a stepped nose, or use a very narrow slanted nose like McLaren. It is possible McLaren and Red Bull will be among the few teams that have a ***y nose this year. Everyone else likes having the nose as high as possible.

    Forget the stepped noses... though Force India's is the best non-McLaren so far... the most important part of the car is at the rear.

    Force India has a clean undercut sidepod like McLaren, but their exhaust blows into an auxiliary winglet under the main wing. Ferrari are blowing the exhaust onto the brake ducts. It's likely that their brake ducts will either direct air towards the rear diffuser or act as an extension of the rear diffuser.
    The most important part of the car is the car itself front till back not just the rear.

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    #82
    Almost all the teams will be using the stepped nose. McLaren won't be doing it because their car last year had a low nose, anyway.

    The only point of interest on the nose cone itself, the bump, is probably going to be used as to "kick" air up away from e driver and into the air box. At least, this is the probable reason Ferrari have made the bump full width instead of smoothing it out like on the Caterham or Force India.

    What's more interesting is under the nose, as teams explore how much air they can channel with e extended struts... whereas McLaren uses struts and a turning vane... To channel air to e floor under and around the side pods and ultimately to the rear diffuser.
    Last edited by niky; February 5th, 2012 at 10:48 AM.

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    #83
    Lotus F1 unveils E20 at Enstone - GPUpdate.net







    Can't wait for the Red Bull challenger...mamayang gabi lalabas!

    F1: 2012 Red Bull 'not as ugly as Ferrari' - Marko | News | Motorsport.com

    Feb.5 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko on Sunday gave the F1 world a sneak-preview of Red Bull's title-defending 2012 car.

    A day before it debuts at Jerez, the Renault-powered RB8 will be revealed on Monday.

    And the launch of Adrian Newey's next creation has become even more eagerly anticipated after rival top teams Ferrari and McLaren unveiled their 2012 machines.

    Like the Caterham and Force India, Ferrari's car - the F2012 - has been derided for its 'ugly' nose.

    The McLaren, however, has a sleek aerodynamic shape at the front.

    Asked about the unattractive Ferrari solution, Red Bull's Marko insisted: "We have something that looks a lot better.

    "Our car is not as ugly as the Ferrari, but it's also not like the McLaren, which doesn't have a kink in the nose at all.

    "Ours is just a bit smaller and more elegant (than the Ferrari solution)," the Austrian added.

    Also yet to be seen is the 2012 Mercedes, with the German marque's Norbert Haug promising: "The most beautiful car will be the one at the front."

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    #84

    Hanep ha? Intriga naman ako sa kotse ng Red Bull at Mercedes.......
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    #85
    Parang battle of the noses ah... :hysterical:

    Parang sa aerodynamics na naman focus nila ngayon. Once the race start yung "pogi" talaga mananalo. hehe

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    #86
    slight OT:

    Just visited the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve this afternoon. It's too early though to see and walk on the track. puro snow pa. Sayang at hindi na namin aabutan ang sched dito.

    Pero ang dami pa rin tao namamasyal.

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    #87
    Probably number two right now in the beauty race.

    Very clean looking bodywork... but Renault has always had clean-looking cars, even when they weren't out in front.

    Too bad the dark color and picture angles don't show us much of how the back of the car looks:


    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #88
    F1 cars, a sight for sore eyes daw! hehe Ugly battle indeed.

    F1 title race could be an ugly battle Motorsport - News - Yahoo!7 Sport

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    #89
    Red Bull not spared from the platypus treatment...





    Sauber C31




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    Ang taas na kasi ng front nose ngayon.....

    The car of Red Bull somehow reminds me of Voltron...
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