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Force India shows off the VJM05 at Silverstone

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Tim - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 10:50 AM

Looks or not, the big question is, how much is the raised chassis to gain better air flow under the car worth? That is why these guys are stepping the nose, McLaren have a lower chassis to avoid losing the aero over the top at the cost of the aero flowing underneath the car.
If the McLaren is the only car that goes in that direction and it works, its not an easy fix for the other teams to gain that back, and of course vica-versa, if McLaren realise that the stepped nose is better, they can't exactly solve that simply as it is the chassis design which affects the whole car.

Marc - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 11:03 AM

Tim. I think you will find that the Mclaren has its nose just as high as the rest of the cars. It just doesn't have that ugly looking step down.

ber - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 11:25 AM

The drop nose seems an attempt to compensate for the increased ride height which perhaps mclaren thinks is not necessary .... or fixed the prob in the bodywork or something?

sbb - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 12:30 PM

When you think back to cars like the Lotus 78 and the Ferrari from the 1982 season it makes you want to cry. Don't know if i want to watch ugly cars race.

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