Most of Formula One fans knew that the 2009 Formula One cars will be quite different than their predecessors. But as teams kept their ideas to themselves we could all only guess how the new cars will look.
I summarized all the main differences between 2009 and 2008 cars back in August in the post 2009 Formula 1 cars look – The most obvious differences. Around the same time this 2009 F1 car visual appeared all over F1 forums:
The 2009 Formula One cars do look very much like the car on this picture. Whoever created the above visual did some impressive job !
I myself expected the cars to be much leaner than the mean looking beasts of 2008. But when I saw the new cars I was quite surprised by the very basic look of the chassis. The rear wings look quite the way I though they would. The look of the front wings however did suprise me. I expected them to be more like the F1 wings back in early 1990s, only wider. But the 2009 wings came out really are massive, especially on cars like BMW Sauber or the on Honda (tested in Barcelona in November). At least some teams, like McLaren and Ferrari, gave them some elgant curves.
Here are some of the 2008 and 2009 cars side by side:
So do they look like you expected them to look ?
Photos: Daimler Media, BMW Motorsports, Ferrari, Toyota Motor Corporation, Williams/LAT,