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      01-24-2014, 03:35 PM   #23
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Ha...Lotus has two gentlemen sausages. LOL
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wow, the nose on the McLaren def looks like a penis, it even has a pee hole
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Nose to nose, the McLaren and Lotus can have intercourse!
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LOL!! I was waiting for that/
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Looks like Boullier jumped ship to go to Macca.
Yes it looks like it...where does that leave Whitmarsh?
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Probably another position back within Mclaren, if he wants to stay on.

Unless he really wants to swap jobs with Boullier at Lotus (given their financial position; you might as well whack yourself w/ a rock upside the head) lol.
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wow, the nose on the McLaren def looks like a penis, it even has a pee hole
Ted Kravitz called the nose a men’s appendage. So far it’s parade of ugliness.
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I just looked at the lotus nose from a low side angle (on phone cant attach things) and I just realized that their nose makes contact with the front wing. I think they may have combined the wing pylons and front crash structure. If so thats downright brilliant. It would also explain how they skirted the single cross section rule.
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Ferrari has launched its 2014 car, F14 T, at its base in Maranello, Italy.

The car carries the hopes of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen this year as the team enters Formula One's new turbo era with one of the most talented driver line-ups on the grid. It features a different take on the new 2014 nose regulations compared to the McLaren, Williams, Force India and Lotus seen so far, with a sloping but still odd looking nose cone. Ferrari has also stuck with the pull-rod front suspension design it has been using since 2012.

New technical director James Allison was present at the launch in Ferrari's race bay but was not involved with most of the design process of the car, which was overseen by Pat Fry, Fabio Montecchi and chief designer Nikolas Tombazis. Legendary Ferrari designer Rory Byrne was also consulted on the project.

Team principal Stefano Domenicali said the new additions to the technical team and the upgrades to the wind tunnel, which is now operational at Maranello, have been crucial for Ferrari to make a step forward.

"In the last couple of years the changes and investment we have made in Formula One has been very important and significant," Domenicali said. "Some have been spectacular in terms of names that were in the Formula One world and some others less, but nevertheless the changes were very important.

"Not only the organisation of the people, but also investment in the new windtunnel and tools of the simulation that are really important to make sure all the group of engineers can make the difference."

The new car is the second to break cover after McLaren's MP4-29 on Friday and the first of the Ferrari-engined cars to emerge.
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Sauber has unveiled its 2014 car, the C33, which will be driven by Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez in this year's championship.

It is the third Formula One car to be officially launched this year and pictures show another odd looking front end to satisfy safety regulations regarding the height of the nose. The car is powered by Ferrari's new V6 turbo and energy recovery system and will hit the track for the first time in Jerez on Tuesday.

"The radical changes to the technical regulations for 2014 mean that it's even harder than usual to make predictions for the new season," chief designer Eric Gandelin said. "We know what kind of package we've put together here, and we are happy with what we achieved, but it is difficult to foresee what shape our rivals are in.

"The earliest opportunity to gain an impression of where the teams are in relation to one another will come during testing. The path we have followed with the design of the Sauber C33-Ferrari allows us maximum flexibility, so that we can react quickly. It is also clear that reliability will be an important factor in the first few races in particular. So this is an area which we have given very high priority."

Sauber is hoping to rack up some mileage on the C33 in Jerez but additional performance parts will come ahead of the start of the season.

"On the one hand this gives us time to maximise the development of these performance relevant parts," Gandelin explained. "On the other hand we can run the car during the first test and check all the systems, which we feel is crucial, considering all the technical changes."

After a poor start to 2013, Sauber improved in the second half of the season, but team principal Monisha Kaltenborn was cautious about making predictions for the coming season.

"We have put a very challenging year behind us," she said. "The first half of 2013 in particular was difficult for us, but the second half saw us making significant strides. We learnt a great deal during this time and will be applying the lessons in the new season.

"Due to the radical changes in the technical regulations [for 2014], predictions are simply impossible to make at this stage. Even more so than in previous years, any impression of how the teams stand against each other will only emerge once winter testing has been completed. That is also when we will announce our goals for the 2014 season. One thing's for sure: reliability will be of the essence, especially at the beginning of the season."
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The Ferrari looks hideous!!! I think F1 has officially taken the plunge and turned into a circus... Bring on the clowns... Queue for Pastor Maldonado.
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      01-26-2014, 07:13 PM   #38
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The Ferrari looks hideous!!! I think F1 has officially taken the plunge and turned into a circus... Bring on the clowns... Queue for Pastor Maldonado.
They should have Hoover as prime sponsor.
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There have been worse designs fellas:

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      01-26-2014, 11:18 PM   #40
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Them turbo can run at 3.5 bar...3.5 bar is 50 psi...

http://jalopnik.com/how-formula-ones...rks-1506450399
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Why I don't give a bucket of warm owl spit how bad F1 cars look
http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/why...1-c-1509385194

(And I couldn't agree more!)
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Juvenile yet brilliant. Ha!
lol I'd hate to drive vagina car.
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New Sauber looks the best of the bunch so far. Hope it's fast!
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I like this one:




The Renault Sport Energy F1-2014 Power Unit



You can't see it, but it looks cool shrouded
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