Toro Rosso STR9 Renault

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Good job they painted the err 'finger' blue, or we could have called it Goldmember :lol:

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those sidepods may be just as or if not tighter than the rb7

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I'm not sure the packaging is as tight as many are making out. The side pods certainly are small, but there's a very significant bulge higher up above the side pods that looks much larger than any engine bulge we've seen before. I think they may have moved a bunch of the cooling upwards in order to keep the flow around the side nice.

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well, that's the first car of this year with a very unpleasantly looking nose. should've painted it gold imho.
could've done some livery to reduce it's presence. then again, maybe the're afraid it'll be called 'the golden willy'.

apart from that, pods look very sleek indeed, and as mentioned, there is a bulb present for the engine. does look
like it has a fluent design.
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Is it my imagination, or does the nose level out to horizontal at the gold section, before sloping downwards again at the... erm, gentleman's area?

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beelsebob wrote:I'm not sure the packaging is as tight as many are making out. The side pods certainly are small, but there's a very significant bulge higher up above the side pods that looks much larger than any engine bulge we've seen before. I think they may have moved a bunch of the cooling upwards in order to keep the flow around the side nice.
was just about to say this, looking from the rear, shes chuncky

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Oh my word.....I cannot believe my eyes.

This car, from the front wing backwards is beautiful. But it appears Larry Flynt has had a hand in designing that hideous appendage in front of the front wing.

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flattyre wrote:Is it my imagination, or does the nose level out to horizontal at the gold section, before sloping downwards again at the... erm, gentleman's area?
Kind of reminds of MP4-27 after it's mid-season nose-job... Without the extension, of course...
And they call it a stall. A STALL!

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LOL Scarbs can't take his eyes out of the nose. :lol:

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I think the livery around the nose is very bad. Painting the "upper" nose in the gold color makes the finger look like its been glued on. Very bad choice imo.

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stefan_ wrote:Image
dunno how accurately to take this pic, but, from this angle, driver seems seated exceptionally high?
"Explain the ending to F1 in football terms"
"Hamilton was beating Verstappen 7-0, then the ref decided F%$& rules, next goal wins
while also sending off 4 Hamilton players to make it more interesting"

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Holm86 wrote:That's one long finger!!!! But the "upper" nose seems to be the highest yet???
Yes.
A very interesting car. Look at that huge monkey seat, the twin intake airbox, the tiny sidepods etc

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It looks like a dildo. Ruins an otherwise neat car.
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