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      02-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #155
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that SFI looks like a hammerhead shark with that nose foil.
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      02-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #156
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What did I tell you guys?

The FF came to the rescue

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      02-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #157
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The placement of the front sensor clustered on the VJM05 looks like it's wearing a horse-bit in it's mouth.
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The new Lotus has the best version of the stepped nose so far.



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I think Lotus looks less ugly because of the black color, kinda hide a bit.

btw...Holy Crap!!! Kimi's hat is NOT flat brim!!!!
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      02-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #162
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I think we have a winner!!!! The best looking step-nose this season!!!
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SO so far Vodaphone McLaren is the ONLY car without a stepped nose! Definately the best looking so far also. Could they have gotten it so spot on right or so wrong? Feburary will tell! I am hoping dead spot on!
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Are they running some kind of intake in their step?

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SO so far Vodaphone McLaren is the ONLY car without a stepped nose! Definately the best looking so far also. Could they have gotten it so spot on right or so wrong? Feburary will tell! I am hoping dead spot on!
http://en.espnf1.com/mclaren/motorsp...ory/69421.html

We might see a complete different car in Melbourne, probably with step-nose too. Launch activities is primarily for media and their sponsors to look where are their corporate logo will be on the car.

but the car itself is still in evolution, even dummy exhaust and flat covered diffusor is not shown to competition 2 months ahead so they can catch up.
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Are they running some kind of intake in their step?

I just noticed this, too. Anyone have any info about the 'intake'?
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At least they are taking advantage of the step.

Some guesses, It may be the intake to cool the KERS batteries, if they did some MAJOR repackaging of their unit. They still had a decent amount of trouble with it last year, and that step gives them an excuse to put an intake there. Or it could just be a little spoiler. There isn't usually a whole lot of room to work in the nose of the car though with all the suspension and fluid housing there.
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What happened to their old sponsors "This is a cool spot" and "Your name here"?
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Hinting Daniel Simon won't designing the livery for HRT for 2012 car F112...
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love the lotus & mclaren so far. interesting the McL doesn't have the drop nose...
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I laughed pretty hard at this.
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Also, I'm starting to see a trend with the sharpness of the noses on these cars.

I foresee a great number of punctured side-pod radiators.
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