Are these the ugliest F1 cars ever?
The 2014 crop of F1 cars has sparked an office debate: which were the worst looking ever?
Posted: 31 Jan 2014
This year's crop of Formula One cars look, how can we put this politely, painful. We are of course, referring to how the FIA's new 2014 technical regulations governing Formula One - specifically those articles that affect the nosecone - have manifested across the board. We've got anteaters, and we've got appendages that wouldn't look out of place in an Ann Summers catalogue.
Yes, we are assured they're like that for safety reasons (though Adrian Newey's Big Brain thinks otherwise) and it's a result of a reduced chassis height etc etc, but crikey, they don't half look weird. And ugly.
Which had us pining for an earlier age where they looked cool. But then we looked a little harder and remembered how there have been some even bigger clangers than the cars presented to us this year.
So here, we present for your persual a selection of historic Formula One cars that aren't exactly easy on the eye. Are these the ugliest F1 cars in history? Feel free to disagree/suggest other cars/remain calm and nod silently.