OMG, it's UGLY!
I'm a die-hard Williams fan but this was a hard pill to swallow... alright, I also thought the high-nosed Tyrell was ugly. Sidepod winglets, ugly. Airbox-mounted mid-wing, ugly. Narrow-track (180cm) F1 cars with grooved tires, ugly. Hell, the only "beautiful" GP racer for me is probably the Ferrari 125 of the 50s
Form follows function, I suppose.
Those of you disappointed with the sidepods and rear end, relax... the FW25 almost never raced with its launch aero package. The curved (non-wavy) front wing only stayed for the very beginning, and the Ferrari-style barge boards were never raced at all. I'm pretty sure Dr. Terzi and her boys have something in the oven... probably something even uglier, heheh.
MP4/19, FW26 and let's see if the F2004 is as radical. We'll have a better year than 2003 yet!
Actually, the FW26 looks so ugly it's just beautiful in a geeky sort of way