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    Default Revealed: 2012 Ferrari F1 ("Platypus")

    Same color, new car; and a lot of snow in Maranello.

    Ferrari unveil new F1 car - Yahoo! News

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    Four ugly cars and counting ...
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    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    From the release:

    Ferrari admitted in an official press release that the design was "not aesthetically pleasing", but Domenicali insisted he was only concerned with the car's performance following four disappointing years.
    "Actually it's not really so pretty from my personal perspective, but this is a value that doesn't count in F1," he said.
    "These choices are from both technical regulation constraints and the choices to try to maximise the performance of the car.
    "The fact that it's ugly or very nice doesn't count a lot, the most important thing is the car has to be performing."

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    Victory has a way of making a car look sexy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Victory has a way of making a car look sexy.
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    ^^ Rob, where do you find this stuff?

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    trdv1116045.jpg

    Reminds me of:
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    Massa just looks weird in that picture.

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    Lotus:



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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Massa just looks weird in that picture.
    He is coooold

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    Thank god Mclaren just conformed to the rules, Maybe they will get tired of the FUGLY cars on the grid and re-write the rule mid-season.

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    You could make a pretty nice desk organizer out of one of those front wings...
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    The front wing on the Lotus looks nuts, tons of strakes and an odd endplate (or lack of).

    Never noticed it before, but that splitter looks to be placed really high on the Mclaren. Wonder what they found..
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    These front structures have become incredibly complicated. It used to be I could look at a car and have a general idea of what the aero parts do. I look at a modern f1 car and I just scratch my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    He is coooold
    No they'er booth taking a dump.
    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    New Williams front wing does not seem to be held on by much. Maybe designed by the Thunder Roadster guys?


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    ...or possibly by Gillette?

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    Oh... looks like there could be 2 more normal-ish looking cars on the grid this year with the McLaren.

    HRT
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    Mercedes
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    Unfortunately, Newey's RB8... ehhh not so much.
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    Kimi doing well in Jerez so far:


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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Victory has a way of making a car look sexy.
    I wonder how many times I'd have to win to make my purple car start looking good.

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