Lotus has revealed their experimental wedge-shaped nose that will be used during practice runs during Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.
The new nose is very different in terms of looks and design as well. It is short, ending just behind the front-wing section. This makes a very low and wide tip.
In front of the nose tip are two forward facing front-wing mounts. These are are actually clamps to mount the nose to the existing front wing, and has nothing to do with performance.
It is the new nose’s under-section that hints a clue about the possible 2015 design. The surface tapers down behind the front wing before angling back up to the front of the chassis.
This helps create low pressure at the bottom of the nose to help generate some extra downforce. The nose was required to take a crash test before it was allowed to be taken out to the track.