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Old 03-06-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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FW26 Is sooo FUGLY!!!!

Does anyone else agree with me? Aerodynamics or not....

it's gutwrenching to look at it and think you are cheering for BMW.

GUess I going with Schumacher again for this season.
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Old 03-06-2004, 02:19 PM   #2
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if innovation were up to the people on this forum we'd all be driving model T's.
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Old 03-06-2004, 02:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-06-2004, 02:36 PM   #4
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I don't give a flying f#*k what it looks like as long as its quick!!! That's formula one...

For the car to be this competitive so early is such a great sign I don't care if it looks like a pacer!

I give Sir Frank and P.Head credit for having the guts to go revolutionary (if also ugly) to catch and beat Ferrari!!!

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Old 03-06-2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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Old 03-08-2004, 05:41 PM   #8
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if innovation were up to the people on this forum we'd all be driving model T's.


Everytime I read someone posting something about the FW26 being "bangle-ized", "ugly", etc it makes me sick. Ordinarily, I'd try to explain the twin-keel motivation for the nose design, but something tells me that it'd be lost on them...
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I like the FW26. Something about the nose hearkens back to the F1 cars of the 70s with the big flat fronts and single piece front spoiler.
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I thought the car was absolutely BEAUTIFUL from the moment I saw the launch footage. Besides the obvious functional aspects of the design, this is a unique case where functional enhancements also make for aesthetic improvements, which is, by the way BMW's mantra.. "Form follows function". And they definitely seem to have a certain mastery for manipulating the 'form' to unparalleled design configurations.


Oh yeah, I like Bangle's designs.
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i read that in order to run this new suspensionh setup, they needed to completly remove the nose, hence the wooly mammoth looking front. oh, btw, i consistently turned out faster lap times than all the other cars, including ferrari, so i dont really care what an F1 car looks like, not like im gonna be driving one

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The sad thing is this statement is true
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