F1’s ugliest cars: In Photos

Formula One cars are meant to be beautiful creations but not everyone gets the memo…
By Tom Bellingham
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1971 March 711
1971 March 711
1971 March 711 The front wing of the March 711 was nicknamed the ‘tea-tray’ but it looked more a place for the team to iron their team wear. This surfboard design was more suited to the water than the race track, preferably underwater so no one has to see it ever again. © DPPI
2001 Arrows A22
2001 Arrows A22
2001 Arrows A22 Because having two aero wings is too mainstream, Arrows decided they’d put a third one onto the A22. The Monaco Grand Prix is tough enough as it so it can’t have been easy for their drivers to have a big wing right in their view. © DPPI
2008 Honda RA108
2008 Honda RA108
2008 Honda RA108 There’s been plenty of stunning liveries in Formula One; the earth car wasn’t one of them. The car itself was far from a looker too and to add insult to injury it was also pretty damn rubbish, scoring just four points finishes all year. © DPPI
1976 Ligier JS5
1976 Ligier JS5
1976 Ligier JS5 In 1976 the Ligier team turned up with a car that seemed to be carrying some holiday weight from the winter break. If 'Le Smurf's' air intake was any taller, it’d have trouble getting through the Monaco tunnel. © DPPI
2012 Ferrari F2012
2012 Ferrari F2012
2012 Ferrari F2012 The Formula One community were stunned when Ferrari appeared to have made their new car out of Lego. It didn’t get much better though as most of the 2012 cars followed this step-nosed design. © DPPI
2004 Williams FW26
2004 Williams FW26
2004 Williams FW26 In 1967 The Beatles sang “I am the walrus,” in 2004 Williams became the walrus. Their FW26 had a radical front nose cone upon release but halfway through the year it was ditched for a more conventional design. © DPPI
2014 McLaren MP4-29
2014 McLaren MP4-29
2014 McLaren MP4-29 It looks like the 2014 Formula One cars aren’t going to be the best looking bunch. The new design has been nicknamed the ‘anteater’ but most fans are quick to point out that it looks more like some aerodynamic reproductive organs... © McLaren Mercedes
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