Wednesday, November 12, 2008

F1 2009 -- Aero Preview

Seen here, a 2008 Williams wearing 2009-spec wings.

My god, that's an ugly car.

The nose wing is actually quite attractive, a throwback as it were to simpler times.

But the rear wing just make the car look so ugly.  It has a nice deep element which will provide a decent amount of downforce at a cost to increased drag, and there's obviously been a compromise to let designers put the wing back up into cleaner air rather than forcing it to languish low behind the airbox in the vortexes of all the other aero pieces.

I can't say I can envision a Ferrari wearing this kind of aero package...