Overall, the new 2012 looks like a clear break with the past, which is admirable - at least we know that something is happening.
I'm totally indifferent to the look of the stepped nose, and I tend to disregard comments of that sort, as they bring no knowledge.
What's interesting, for example, is the large mouth - it appears that Ferrari will want to divert as much as possible air under the nose ((which is not V-shaped on this demo car) with the amount already limited by the lower noses) which might suggest more and more work with the floor.
What's the visual difference between F150 and F2012 in terms of nose height:
The car on the left is F150.
The pull-rod at the front is clearly a brave move, and I'm sure they know how to make it work.
At the back - first sight tells us that the downforce should be produced directly at the wheels, by blowing the rear brake duct fins, which might be a problem at low speed, as the conventional wisdom says, but again, I'm sure they have thought of that, just as well as different exhaust positions will be tested.
The car (F2012) has slightly longer wheelbase and it's overall shorter than F150. If the scales I was looking at are right, F2012 is a bit lower than F150.
Lots of setup ahead and interesting testing days.
Edited by kvarbanov, 04 February 2012 - 14:25.