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Old 11 May 2012, 15:11 (Ref:3072716)   #1
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McLaren's new nose - prettiest high nose to date?

Is the new nose, sported by the McLarens in Barcelona, the prettiest 'high nose' so far? I think so....
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Old 11 May 2012, 23:21 (Ref:3072856)   #2
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I would agree, although Mercedes seem to have an even more extreme platypus nose than before that is at least decisively dramatic. HRT's narrow nose isn't half bad.
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Old 11 May 2012, 23:41 (Ref:3072861)   #3
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I like it a lot. Well, McLaren is famous for his beautiful cars...
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Old 11 May 2012, 23:56 (Ref:3072869)   #4
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It'll only look good when it's the first nose to have a chequered flag waved at it.
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Old 12 May 2012, 02:15 (Ref:3072894)   #5
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Is the new nose, sported by the McLarens in Barcelona, the prettiest 'high nose' so far? I think so....
It's the only nose that isn't abominable looking.
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Old 12 May 2012, 05:42 (Ref:3072909)   #6
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Don't see anything wrong with Marussia's.
(Other then not very likely to see the chequered flag waved at it).
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Old 12 May 2012, 11:32 (Ref:3072989)   #7
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I like it a lot. Well, McLaren is famous for his beautiful cars...
I do think McLaren has built some good looking F1 cars over many decades. However my first reaction to this was:
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Old 12 May 2012, 12:39 (Ref:3073010)   #8
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It isn't a pretty nose job. A bit like Scarlett Johansson asking a plastic surgeon for "a Barbara Streisand".

But needs must I suppose and it'll probably do a fine job up until the point the tyres suddenly, and inexplicably, fall apart.
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Old 12 May 2012, 12:51 (Ref:3073016)   #9
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it'll probably do a fine job up until the point the tyres suddenly, and inexplicably, fall apart.
It's a science and like all science, can be explained if the teams work it out.
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Old 12 May 2012, 13:46 (Ref:3073055)   #10
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They have a lower monocoque generally so it doesn't need the step to meet the new nose height rules.
Everyone else wants as much room as possible between the bottom front of the monocoque and the floor to do groovy aero things.
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Old 12 May 2012, 14:23 (Ref:3073067)   #11
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Ah, so the other teams with higher monocoques are somewhat forced to make the sudden step at the last possible point, purely because of their height?
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Old 12 May 2012, 15:01 (Ref:3073080)   #12
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I think that this is all a compromise between keeping the weight low and maximising aero.

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Old 12 May 2012, 18:17 (Ref:3073139)   #13
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I've thought all season that the "stepped" nose looked like a swan - they have a sort of lump at the base just under the eyes. But the new Mclaren nose reminded me immediately of Daffy Duck.
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The nose on the Williams looked the best today. Schumacher showed us just how bad they can look.
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I take a benevolent view of that 1995 McLaren given subsequent developments. i.e that late-ninties Tyrrell with the forest of winglets and today's scaffolding on wheels with all the elegance of a fleet of stairway airport truck. Hopefully the stepped nose will be gone by next year.
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Hopefully the stepped nose will be gone by next year.
Oh No! I was just getting used to those!
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Does anyone know how much higher the McLaren nose was in Barcelona?
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Does anyone know how much higher the McLaren nose was in Barcelona?
The same height it was at Mugello.

Lots of stuff about noses here.

http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/

I'm still unsure as to whether or not the new nose was an improvement.
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Interesting things about noses !
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Interesting things about noses !
He nose yer know.
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