Top 5 ugliest cars of Formula One

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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.

March 711
March 711

Photo by: Lucien Harmegnies

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.

Arrows A22
Arrows A22

Photo by: Dave Dyer

The Honda RA108 (2008) had so many wings that someone suggested putting wings on the helmet of the driver also...

Honda RA108
Honda RA108

Photo by: XPB Images

The crisis of ugly noses began in 2004 with the Williams FW26...

Williams FW26
Williams FW26

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

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.

Ferrari F2012
Ferrari F2012

Photo by: XPB Images

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!

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