Sure, I agree, but when you give engineers an unnatural new regulation, forcing an ugly and unpleasant solution, then you have to ask, could they have done this better.marcush. wrote:aesthetics can be misleading ....how impossible the new regs cars looked in 2008 with that ultrawide frontwing and that narrow and high up rear.
Now it just looks normal and we can find good looking examples.
Sure looks have a place...My favorite F1 car was the leyton house CG891 which was a outright desaster of a car but it certainly looked the part.and it will be remembered for long long time(wasn´t it even displayed in Guggenheim museum ?).
I have NO mercy for engineers who come up with crude and unpleasant solutions ,honestly i cannot take them for serious.Engineering excellence and workmanship in overall appearance not only in beautiful details.
These "x-wings" were introduced by Tyrrell, but they weren't banned purely on aesthetic grounds : there were a number of occasions where they got caught up in the refuelling rig, causing them to be ripped off when the car left the pit box.beelsebob wrote:Very clearly, yes they do – we've had several things banned purely in the name of aesthetics before – most sticking in my mind was Jordan's mini-wings above the side pods.
I don't know. Imagine all of the overtaking with DRS and grooved Pirellis. I say if you're going to go after artificial madness, don't mess around; really go after artificial madness.Jeffsvilleusa wrote:But I'll give credit to FIA for something they did right: slicks! Sadly that's not saying much- they never should have taken them away in the first place.