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Thoughts on new F1 cars?

I don't know how I feel about the new "stepped nose" cars. Kinda the Sara Jessica Parker of race cars I guess. The Red Bull looks like they sneaked an air duct into it. Trying to upload some pics.
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The Formula 1 cars for the 2012 season looks so bad with the new crazy front

The only car i like is the McLaren which have the pld front


But the greatest news for the 2012 season is that Kimi is back Also the Lotus is one of the best looking stepped nose cars
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Here is the Mercedes F1 which have the ugly front and but the McLaren looks good
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UGLY!

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I don't think this era of F1 cars will be remembered for their beauty. So far I haven't seen enough photos to decide how much worse it makes them look. All I know is that they start getting better looking when they start winning.

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They have a fix for next year. This is a one year ugly contest.
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Lauda: Mercedes is the most innovative new car

Lauda: Mercedes is the most innovative new car

By Forumula1.com Staff on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Niki Lauda has tipped Mercedes to flirt with the top positions in 2012. After February’s winter group tests, rivals and pundits are now assessing the likely pecking-order less than two weeks before the season opener in Australia.

“My feeling is that McLaren and Red Bull are almost equal,” triple world champion Lauda told Austrian television ORF’s Sport am Sonntag programme. “The big positive surprise is Mercedes. They have chosen a different way.

“The nose is relatively small, making the car look quite different to the others, because they have the (front wing innovation) F-duct. “For me, it’s the most innovative car, and it also looks to me as through the (F-duct) mechanism works very well.”

Lauda said a strong Mercedes will be the first real test for Michael Schumacher since the great German returned to F1 in 2010.

“It’s a very important year for him,” he said, “because for the first time he and us will really know the answer to how he stands against Rosberg. Michael needs to prove to us all how good he really is — which of course is difficult, since logically you do not get faster with age.”

Meanwhile, Lauda agrees with speculation sweeping the F1 world about Ferrari’s current pre-season crisis.

“They’re behind, no doubt about it,” said the Austrian. “The car is pretty unstable, slipping at the front as well — I think they could be two or three tenths behind the top three. At the beginning of this year, that’s quite a lot.

“In Alonso they really have a top man, but if the car is too far behind then he can’t do anything about it, especially as he has a not-so-strong teammate in Massa who is not going to push him.”

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