Force India VJM05

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Exclusive first photo of the VJM05 as Paul has his seat-fit at Silverstone today.
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Schizm wrote:Exclusive first photo of the VJM05 as Paul has his seat-fit at Silverstone today.
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that doesn't even look like a monocoque/chassis mockup to me :wtf:

Looks like maybe just a mock cockpit and the detachable headrest bit? Which; let's face it; is the crucial bit for a seat fit.
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That looks like a normal monocoque (tub) without the padding and the engine. Nothing more than what's needed for a simple seat fitting.
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Paul di Resta has also said the seat fit happened in what looked like a carbon bathtub - not much else.
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-Very slim sidepod, huge undercut
-Ditched the snow-plough
-All new front-wing
-A monkey seat above the beam wing

Looks like FI already put the final updates on the car

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I never thought I'd say this about an FI, but at least it is better looking than the Ferrari ...
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The nose is similar to the type in Carteham & Ferrari. Only Mclaren looks to have gone a different route. Dont know how it will go. With so many teams going this way,I think this ugly broken version could be more efficient.

Need more pictures,especially of the rear & to check the sidepods.

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I love the sidepods damn neat and the under cut is really big and hammerhead is well plain ugly

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Jesus..these cars are terrible.

Hope to see some nosecone redesign soon..

Like that bumping strip on the nose... :wtf:
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gridwalker wrote:I never thought I'd say this about an FI, but at least it is better looking than the Ferrari ...
Sorry mate. The nose looks very ugly on FI as well. I guess with the current rules,that is the way to go.

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Joie de vivre wrote:Image

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afiq wrote:Image

-Very slim sidepod, huge undercut
-Ditched the snow-plough
-All new front-wing
-A monkey seat above the beam wing

Looks like FI already put the final updates on the car
A lot of sharp/squared angles on this car, don't they know about ellipses? :)


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looks like what you'd get if you crossed a crocodile with Capt Haddock (tintin fame)...

I'm sure these new front ends will grow on one.......just like fungus :wtf:

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Gary Anderson said this is the best car so far of Ferrari,Mclaren & Carteham. I think its a good car & will be a solid Mid-field car. Might even challenge Renault.

The side-pods looks very slim from what I can see in the picture. Lovely Side-pods. I think all teams will experiment with different exhaust positions throughout the test so I would not look too much into that