The Latest F1 Cars

by on Mar.14, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Uncategorized

As the initial day of the pre-season testing nears its conclusion at the Jerez circuit in Spain, nine Formula teams have released photos and details of the type of cars that they will be using on this year’s F1 World Championship.

Odds on: Sebastian Vettel (right) is favoured for a third title with Mark Webber runner-up

Much to the disappointment of car designers and aestheticists, the F1 managing committee has imposed the installation of what is tagged as the “stepped nose” and all the participants are forced to comply.

Red Bull Racing has been the league leader in F1 races over the past few years. This year, the RB8 will still be driven by championship drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. The Red Bull Racing has recently teamed up with Infiniti and that is the reason why its logos will figure prominently in the car’s chassis and the airbox. There is also a noticeable revision on the RB8’s recognizable yellow, blue, red, and white speed lines, which will remind everyone of the racing colors used by Martini.
This year, team McLaren will be parading its MP4-27 and it will be driven by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. The MP4 will not be incorporating the stepped nose required revision in its car. Its lower chassis floor allows the McLaren model to avoid the unwanted addition. And this year, McLaren will still be carrying the red and chrome red colors, which have made the car highly identifiable even from afar.
Peter Stevens of Brabham cars fame and Daniel Simon who was responsible for the HRT livery last year were involved in this year’s Sauber C31 appearance.

Mike Epps and Michael Crichton.

With these two car design champions, it is always intriguing to see what kind of machines they are bringing in each F1 race season.

Last February 3, racing enthusiasts were able to take a glimpse on Force India’s 2012 F1 entry VJM05 at the Silverstone circuit. Drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta will be driving the white, orange, and green-colored car.
One of the most awaited appearances in F1 races is that of the Ferrari entry this year. At Maranello, Ferrari launched the F2012. Nevertheless, many were put off by the remarkably angled nose, which, for many, has made this year’s Ferrari the ugliest among its rivals. Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean will be driving for Lotus this year and they will be maneuvering the latest Lotus E20. Last year’s exhausts have been removed but the gold and black livery still remains.


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