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Red Bull's Newey says low car noses may be unsafe
Red Bull's Newey says low car noses are ugly and may be unsafe
Associated Press
2014-01-29 03:01 AM

JEREZ, Spain (AP) -- Formula One's new regulations affect almost every part of the car, from its weight down to its wings.

But the most unpopular change so far may be the new noses of this season's cars, which many describe as unseemly and Red Bull's chief designer calls possibly dangerous.

Among the plethora of changes, F1 has required manufacturers to lower their cars' noses, with the hope it will make cars less likely to take flight during an accident.

However, Adrian Newey says "I am concerned the opposite may occur" and cars "might submarine and go under the car in front."

Red Bull's defending champion Sebastian Vettel was hesitant to comment on the safety aspect, but he did agree with Newey that there were some "ugly" vehicles this year.

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