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F1 to choose ‘ugly’ designs with hooked nose for 2014 F1 car

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1467391_766653490015674_954133906_nRecent some reports strongly say that next year car forcing to ‘ugly’ designs with new rules. Ferrari reserve drivers Pedro de la Rosa has heard the paddock whispers about ‘ugly’-looking formula one cars in 2014.

Red Bull’s chief technical director and designer is not happy about the team’s 2014 car. He says the RB10 is ‘ugly’ because of new aerodynamic rules.

He blamed the 2014 car’s unfortunate appearance on new aerodynamic rules that have forced designers down a path “requiring a hook nose” but the bigger concern for F1’s technical boffins was the new power-train rules which, Newey said, were “more complex than ever before”.

Asked if he has seen Ferrari’s 2014 car, test driver Pedro de la Rosa said no. “I heard that they are going to be different,” the Spaniard told Marca sports newspaper, echoing Newey’s claim that the nose of the cars will be “very low”.

When asked if the new Ferrari is ‘ugly’, he answered: “I don’t know.

fyqx“It’s true that you hear comments, not only here but in other teams, of people saying ‘Hey, our car is very ugly, is yours?'” added de la Rosa.

Ultimately, the biggest question is about whether the new rules will shake up the pecking order in F1 — or, more specifically, will Red Bull’s dominance finally end?

“No idea,” de la Rosa smiled. “Honestly. We are working hard, but without any reference.

“But for the first time, the engine will have a significance about equal or even greater than the aerodynamics,” he added.

2014 F1 RULES TO FORCE ‘ugly’ designs

2014 F1 season - Ugliest noses Renault’s Alain Prost, agreed: “We have three engine manufacturers and none of them is particularly optimistic. Reliability is the biggest challenge at the moment.”

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff, however, was excited. “A month ago I was in Maranello and saw the engine factory and thought ‘German engineering ingenuity against Italian improvisation and French laissez-faire’.”

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, however, was most concerned about the ‘show’. “Yes, it could be very frustrating to have to save fuel,” the Brazilian said at Suzuka. “I just hope it can be interesting for the spectators and viewers and interesting for the drivers.”

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