If you need any reminding just how ugly the modern Formula 1 car has become then take a look at the new Sahara Force India VJM10 that was launched to the press at Silverstone earlier today. There are many, many things wrong with it. Like that front wing that looks like some nefarious alien entity drawn up by H.R. Giger himself.
Then there’s the ungainly nose. Of the steeped variety – an unfortunate throwback to 2012 – it sports one of those hideous dong-shaped tips totally devoid of any aesthetic appeal. In fact many would think it offensive. In profile in looks like three different cars joined together in some unholy union. In short the VJM10 is hideous. Now I fully understand that the VJM10 has been designed to be as aerodynamically efficient as possible but surely there’s a way to make this science look more attractive? – Thomas Falkiner