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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by glendo on Tue Feb 07 2012, 11:51




i really hope williams fortunes turn around this year


i hereby declare 2012 as the year of the ugly nose cars. this is a scourge to beautiful cars.
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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by Gelert on Tue Feb 07 2012, 19:57

Worried now - Mac seem to be the only ones with a half-decent nose shape.

I really hope that they steal a march* here - but with Newey's stepped
nose now thrown into the soup, maybe Mac have missed a trick...?





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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by Revs on Wed Feb 08 2012, 05:41

i quite like the new noses... theyve grown on me (so to speak)... makes them look a bit more gressive bounce

oh and +1 for more matte finishes...
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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by eso on Wed Feb 08 2012, 05:48

Revs wrote:... makes them look a bit more gressive...

I guess I could see that if you're into building the cars with Lego® blocks.


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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by Revs on Wed Feb 08 2012, 05:59

i like whatever the bbc doesnt like...
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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by eso on Wed Feb 08 2012, 06:04

Fair Enough...
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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by Gelert on Wed Feb 08 2012, 19:32

eso wrote:
Revs wrote:... makes them look a bit more gressive...

I guess I could see that if you're into building the cars with Lego® blocks.
LOL - Lego. I hear that...!


http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97412
Pirelli's Paul Hembery fears ugly F1 cars a turn-off for spectators

Formula 1's current generation of 'ugly noses' could have marketing
implications in making it harder for sponsors to sell the sport to the
casual fan.
That is the view of Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery, who
fears that the stepped noses that are a feature on most of the 2012 grid
are likely to be a turn-off for followers of grand prix racing who do
not know much about the technical reasons behind the designs.

"I think I will have to be in agreement with the general sentiment
that they're damn ugly," explained Hembery. "But I guess if you talk to
the engineers, they will say that as long as it's quick we don't care
how ugly it is.

"From a fan's point of view, they look a bit strange and I don't
think beauty is going to be in the eye of the holder. In this case it's
not nice, and it's a bit of a shame really.

"You understand why they do it: they are following regulations, which
is a part of everybody's job, and they are looking for speed, not
beauty. But from a fans' point of view, I think we have to say they look
a bit weird and not particularly beautiful. I don't think this season
is going to go down as the year of the beautiful F1 car."

When asked if the ugly look of the car could have consequences for
the sport's promoters, with sponsors facing headaches in promoting cars
that are getting criticised, Hembery said: "Well, I guess there is. A
good barometer of this would be something like my son said when he saw
them and told me, 'Dad, that's pig ugly!'

"He doesn't give a damn about regulations. He's a 16-year-old who is
looking at it from the perspective of someone who loves his cars and
loves motorsport. He just looked at it and went 'Dad that's ugly.' I
know it sounds a silly thing to say, other than as an analogy, but that
is what a lot of people will say who are maybe not as intimately
involved as we are.

"But, where do you draw the line? How do you make rules that make
cars look good, how do you do that? So that's a tough one as well. "

AUTOSPORT understands that some technical directors have already held
discussions with the FIA about the look of the stepped noses, although
there has not yet been any move to change the chassis regulations for
2013 to ensure there is a smoother transition to the nose.

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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by da silva on Thu Feb 09 2012, 01:03

Paul is right.
Only McLaren is beautiful this year so far.
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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by Revs on Thu Feb 09 2012, 05:59

lol

fap fap fap fap

look at all the discussion its getting... promoters would be loving it... and 'give me a spot right on the ugly bit' is what the sponsors'll all be saying...

and for that pirelli guy and his son...

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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by eso on Thu Feb 09 2012, 06:16

Haven't seen that one in a few years. Thanks Revs!


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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by Gelert on Thu Feb 09 2012, 20:05

I stand suitably corrected.... Embarassed

LOL - I've not seen that vid before - top banana - cheers Revs.

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Re: 2012 Launches

Post by PLAYLIFE on Mon Feb 13 2012, 02:31

The real Chopper went to my old high school, somewhat of a legend status there lol

Interesting McLaren and Ferrari exhausts...
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