2014 cars to have 'anteater' noses - report

5,535 views

New rules for 2014 will affect more than just the engines, going from normally aspirated V8s to turbo V6s, but also aerodynamics.

Jan.13 (GMM) Nose solutions for the 2014 regulations could leave F1 cars resembling "anteaters", the Italian magazine Autosprint has revealed.

The report published an image apparently originating from the mandatory FIA crash test undergone recently by Caterham's new car.

It depicts an impression of the 2014 nose on the so-called 'control plate' after the impact, confirming some observers' fears that the likely solutions are aesthetically questionable.

The image can be seen at http://autosprint.corrieredellosport.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/muso-a-formichiere.jpg

"Notice how the nose is considerably narrower (than in 2013), for aerodynamic reasons.

"When the noses could be higher, they could be wider as they channelled air under the chassis. But a wide nose would now be a disturbance to the air flow," correspondent Alberto Antonini explained.

Antonini said it is likely most teams will adopt similar 'anteater'-like solutions.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Rumors
Tags caterham, f1, featured, gmm

User photos

EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

22 photos
devilwoman
F1

devilwoman

1 photos
stirlingf18
F1

stirlingf18

1 photos
erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Upload photo