It's very simple, really. The best racing cars tend to be gorgeous. And while the 2011 crop of F1 cars is generally very handsome, it is Mercedes’s W02 that's the flat-out drop-dead beauty.
This will not be the most scientific of pre-season Formula One posts. For that, please refer to Craig Scarborough’s site, written by the man who explained this year’s new rules here on Jalopnik. But the fact of the matter is that a great number of Formula One world championships were won by cars which happened to be very pleasing to look at.