New F1 cars are ugly, says Alonso

Former world champion Fernando Alonso has said that the latest breed of F1 cars are too ugly to be racing in the sport.

    Ferrari's new F14 T has been described as a vacuum cleaner due to it new nose [Reuters]
    Ferrari's new F14 T has been described as a vacuum cleaner due to it new nose [Reuters]

    Former Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has said that the latest breed of Formula One cars are too ugly to be racing in the sport.

    New regulations have forced plenty of new designs on the grid for this season and the noses have attracted a lot of attention, resulting in lots of awkward-looking solutions.

    Alonso's Ferrari F14 T has been labelled a 'vacuum cleaner' as it features a significant bump in the nose and looks are something that could not be ignored on the grid, according to the Spaniard.

    "They are uglier," Alonso said in an interview with CNN. "I think we have to be honest with our fans and ourselves first of all.

    "They are not good enough because people look to Formula One for excellence of motorsport, of aerodynamics, excellence of performance and technology. And when you see those front parts of the car, it doesn't look like all the things I said."

    Toro Rosso's STR9 'finger-style nose' has also attracted a lot of criticism after it was unveiled.

    "I think we will find different solutions. The engineers are clever enough to make the car fast and also beautiful."

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.