2009 F1 starts here

Just seen a pic of the new-shape BMW F1 car testing at Barcelona and I’m not quite sure what I think I’m looking at. What kind of racing car has had a front wing like this? Anyone got any ideas? I’m thinking F3000 car or Champ Car, but not recent.

I’m also thinking Russian Monster Truck.

But overall, I’m thinking that from this angle, with the incongruous relationship between wide and low front wing and tall and high rear wing, this is one ugly munter.

What really don’t help – don’t help one tiny bit – are the gigantic, shoe-box like front wing end plates. What a drastic contrast to the beautiful sculpted end plates we’ve seen on this year’s cars.

The scarcely creditable uprightness and SQUARENESS of it all is what really upsets my head.

But if it means the best drivers in the world will be able to fight each other and overtake, then so be it.

In that case, I think it’s beautiful.

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Agree with Valetino completely

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If it fails as an F1, they could extend the front “wings”, add a few hydraulics and make a very fast forklift.

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Sorry..
I WON’T drive that!.

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OrangeMcLaren, don’t insult the 90’s cars! they were gorgeous! these new cars dont even compare! And a car from th early 90’s would probably be quicker too! (with the active suspension and other doo dads they had).

go look at the McLaren from ’89. gorgeous. clean, simple. i wouldnt mind if the powers that be made the rules so that we had cars that look like that, and call it a day.

BREEZER: enough with the “wind vortex coming of the new rear wing” talk! that’s what theyre trying to get rid of! it’s just con trails. the ’08 cars made con trails too when the air conditions were right. that pic on itv F1 looks like an early morning shot, when there’s way more moisture in the air.

the whole point of the evolution of the aero regs is to reduce the magnitude of the vortices coming off the back of the cars, so that a following car’s downforce isnt disrupted. that’s why it’s hard to pass now, because when you get close to a car in front of you, your downforce drops, and you cant keep up with them in the corners.

P.S. people, dont insult the “walrus Williams” of 2004 either! that thing was awesome! the new BMW doesnt even compare!

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if they had stuck with the old rear wing and just used the new front wing, the cars could look pretty decent…

http://www.itv-f1.com/pho to.aspx?IM_ID=51357&PG_ID =22

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SCANDAL ALERT! Harvey Postlethwaite had unfair advanced knowledge of the new ’09 rules back in 1990! ;)

http://www.itv-f1.com/pho to.aspx?IM_ID=51412&PG_ID =22

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The sad thing is that next year Codemasters, the king of racing sims, are making their 1st F1 game, and look at what they have to model…………

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wah.. so true..
pity Codemaster…

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looks damn weird. after a while though, it looks quite ok. should be fun next season….

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i just wish they took a 2008 car, took off the winglets and gave it slick tyres

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it looks like the F1 cars of the 80s and 90s… crap basically lol no arodynamics so hopefully massa will crash :) lol

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It kooks like one of the best F1 cars of the century I would drive it! But if ur the stig you would want better slick tyres or if you were Jemery Clarkson! But he would say that the car is crap!

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THAT BMW SAUBER IS UGLY.BUT YOU SEE BETTER RACING.

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That looks like two eated wlruses. That car is just ugly. But next year would be like the senna-prost era. So that means good news.

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I hate you Ron Dennis and Martin Witmarsh.

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I hate you too Fernando Alonso.

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So do I yo.

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I hate bulls. All bulls should be turned into an ox.

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the new 2009 cars are horrible

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When did the look of F1 start to matter? Cause I really don’t give a f— about how it looks as long as it’s the best possible racing car.

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I should be commentator

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I need to go to the dentist

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You’re ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bitch! I like French dogs rather than beys! I hate Formula One and you Max Mosley! you Suck asssssssssssssss, just like Zac Efron, BITCH, PUTA!

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