New Force India also has anteater style nose

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Force India F1 VJM07 Reveal

Force India’s 2014 car will also feature a Williams style anteater nose, as will several other cars on the grid this season.

Although the Silverstone based team beat Williams to releasing a computer-generated image of its new car, Force India’s picture depicted the VJM07 only from the side.

It was therefore not possible to see if the orange, black and green car has the same ‘anteater’ nose as Williams'; a solution expected to be adopted up and down pitlane as teams interpret the new aerodynamic rules.

Asked what the 2014 Force India’s nose looks like from the front, technical boss Andy Green answered: “Thin — like the nose of an anteater.”

Green admitted to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that the solution is not pretty, but “function is more important than appearance”.

He also said that he is expecting other teams to come up with different solutions than the ‘anteater’.

“I know of three or four other concepts,” said Green. “Our solution is pragmatic and conservative.

“As a smaller team, it means we could pass the crash tests without problem, and do the initial tests without worrying that we got the nose completely wrong.” (GMM)

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  • RBC

    In years to come these will be referred to as the joke F1 years.

  • StevetheGreat

    Force India at least had the good sense to hide it’s shame with black paint!

    Stupid regulations are killing F1!!!!!!!

  • o’ferrari

    @Stevethebumbandit

    You should hide your shame by putting your acne-ridden 12 year old face in a paper bag. Even better, try a plastic bag.