With the launch of the new cars of Formula One for the 2014 season is worth remembering some of the cars that have achieved fame for their unanimous ugliness.
Sure, F1 is not a fashion show, but we race fans prefer a good looking car over a functional one.
Starting our top 5 parade of ugliness we bring the unsurpassed March 711 from 1971. The beach boy car? The Hawaiian car? Someone said: This is not a surfboard, it's a skateboard. When the fuel runs out, the driver rides it to the checkered flag.
The Arrows A22 (2001) raised a big question in Formula One: could a designer forget about the need for a driver to be able to see? Apparently so.
The Honda RA108 (2008) had so many wings that someone suggested putting wings on the helmet of the driver also...
The crisis of ugly noses began in 2004 with the Williams FW26...
The crisis of ugly noses reached its apex in 2012 with this step-nosed design from the Ferrari F2012, which was standard that year for all the cars on the grid. Thanks to the reguations.
Meanwhile, 2014 is looking like a banner year for unique (read ugly) nose solutions as the rules once again determine how the engineers solve the issue of airflow around the nose. With several cars yet to be launched for the 2014 season, stay tuned!