Honestly, for a car that is essentially supposed to be an FW42B this exceeds my expectations. Most off the oddball elements of last year's car have been smoothed out (literally in some cases).
Things like the odd front suspension geometry are a bit more conventional, sidepods are tighter and definitely give off some 2011-2013 vibes with that slope going right to the floor. The inlets are very small (as were last year's). I think it's odd that their little fins on the front (above the cameras) are mounted on the side of the chassis rather than the top like most others but I doubt it makes a huge difference.
Hopefully the car is less draggy than last year (it can't possibly be more, right?) and with caution I could see the team in the midfield. Not expecting miracles but maybe steal the occasional 9th or 10th.
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