This year in Formula One, there's some pretty drastic changes. The rear wing is taller and narrower, while the front wing extends to the leading edges of the front wheels. All fins, wings, and flip-ups infront of the rear wheels have been banned, resulting in some pretty slender designs, as noted from testing so far this year.
A size comparison between driver and car.
Profile view shows changes to shape of car's wings, engine cover, and sidepods.
Top view showing new, curved inward sections of sidepods, as well as the wide front wing, and tall, narrow rear wing as required for 2009's regulations.
Detail showing new rainlight/rear impact structure, as well as the new design for the diffuser.
Close up of new engine cover, as well as tapering sidepods and bodywork. New exhaust pipes lay flat, yet are angled inside.
A rearward view, showing details.
(Once Lego makes slick tires in this size that are complete tires, made of rubber, this piece will be officially complete. Lego makes plastic slick tires in this size, but they're open on one side, and the wheel cannot be separated from the hub.)
Nice work! You replicated the new designe very well. What do you think of the changes? Do you think the KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) will affect the performence of the cars? I think its good that they're developing ways to reduce fuel consumption, I just hope it doesn't change the racing. Peace - Patrick