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  1. william

    william F1 World Champ

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    #51 william, Feb 13, 2020
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    To me, they have been ugly for many years.

    Apart that it's a team PR exercise to show the "different" livery perhaps, and an occasion to introduce the sponsors, these launches are really meaningless since the cars presented may not the ones that will race.
    I can understand Renault saving itself some money by not having a launch this year.
     
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  2. TheMayor

    TheMayor Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    But they are getting WORSE. All these little fins and cut outs everywhere. They try to hide the ugliness by painting it all black or leaving it black CF.
     
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  3. Paulsan

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    The sf1000 looks very similar to the 2020 red bull — at the end of 2019 iRB had the best chassis around — let’s hope Ferrari have gleaned something from it — and we keep the bhp advantage we had last year —- and Vettel stops taking himself and Leclerc out
     
  4. PBT58

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    Call me old school... but this is my idea of a beautiful F1 car!
     

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  5. Mitch Alsup

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    Probably only 55%-60% as long as the current cars.
     
  6. william

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    The aero ruined everything.

    Todays cars look covered with verrucas .... :(
     
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  7. A348W

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    save money? Ferrari were selling seats at the launch for £12k each! Note a money maker; at least for them as I can’t see anybody paying to see a Renault etal launch!!!!
     
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  8. thirteendog

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    To someone a little younger... That looks like a tube with four tires. I like the current F1 cars over the high rear spoiler from a few years ago.
     
  9. dwhite

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    The wheelbases are just idiotic. Reminds me of this, which I thought was cool as a six year old and still do today, but not as a racecar.
     
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  10. Korr

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    Yea. It is really apparent on the McLaren.
     
  11. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    2008 was the last year of good looking F1 cars.

    They need to bring back refueling for the spectacle of it and to allow them to have smaller fuel cells to shorten that ridiculous wheelbase.
     
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  12. ktu

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    Current F1 cars look mean and wide, I also find beauty in the petit cars from 15 years ago as well, almost all F1 cars has some aspect of beauty to me
     
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  13. jgonzalesm6

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  14. jgonzalesm6

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  15. furoni

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    Looks like crap to me, they just need to put elton inside and it will smell like it too!
     
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  16. DeSoto

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    Please, someone stop this bargeboard nonsense.
     
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  17. amerikalei

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    I think the size is part of the issue with the cars seeming rather ungainly compared to the idea of a GP car. Having built models for years, it really stands out when you put a HondaRA272 next to a Lotus 79, a Tyrrell 020, and an RB09. The new cars are huge. Still getting around to building the SF70 but it might be bigger still. I wonder how much of the regulation change that led to that situation was safety based vs aero based? It seems like the larger platform must offer some energy absorption that a more compact car would lack, and the ability to use that frame to balance aero has simply followed on and been maximized by the really smart people who design the cars. Curious to hear more about this topic if anyone has insight.
     
  18. dwhite

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    Yeah and you can actually own it, get in it and drive it. Try that with anything in the last 25 years. With all the nannies and tech will they be driverless or should I say less driver in the next decade - a large scale slot car.

    Have not been to a F1 race in several years, after attending Canada in many different decades and I hate to say it, but outside of wanting to see Spa or another classic European circuit It probably will be awhile before I go back if ever. It's fun to go to tht race with buddies and have fun in Montreal, but I have been less caring about the races and even the formula.

    The one thing positive I can say about F1 is the coverage on TV in the US. Atleast they show some fun action back in the pack when the leaders are doing their parade laps and trying to figure out how they can change places by outsmarting their competition during required imbecilic tire changes or gaining an idiotic advantage because they allow pit stops during safey car laps.

    Luck is part of racing, but dumb luck is a planned event.
     
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  19. subirg

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    The side pod jewellery on this years cars is totally out of control.
     
  20. DeSoto

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    Safety standards and banning of refueling play a big part in the size of the cars, but even then, they could make the cars a bit shorter than what they are now and still don't want to. Big floors and putting the wings as far as possible from the bodywork are good for aero, and most of F1 tracks are too fast to get any benefit from a short wheelbase.
     
  21. ktu

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    Yep, a longer wheel base has more stability at high speed, under braking etc
     
  22. freshmeat

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    Hate to say this, but the Merc looks like it's already a leg up against the competition.

    *brace for impending 2020 pain*
     

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