Wednesday, 23 February 2011

2011's 'Most Interesting' Cars

Former Sauber Chief designer Sergio Ringland has chosen which cars he thinks are the 'most interesting' designs of 2011.

Ringland chose the McLaren MP4-26 as the most interesting car. Arguably, although this is the most aesthetically 'interesting' machine due to the dramatic 'U' shaped side-pods, some critics have suggested that the rest of the car is actually not as out of the ordinary as some of it's rivals.

The Lotus-Renault R31 was selected as second most interesting, which would probably appear in most fans top three, due in part to the new forward-facing exhaust and KERS cooling system the team have implemented.

Third on Ringland's list is the Williams FW33 which has a dramatic new rear end. The differential on the car is so low that the drive shafts have to operate at a very high angle. It is unclear yet how well this will work in a race situation, but it is certainly a different approach from a team Ringland refers to as 'conservative'.

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