It’s been a while since Formula One regulations have led to a field of cars so uniformly ugly. Save for one: the McLaren MP4-27. If there’s any truth in beauty left in the world, it should win the championship on looks alone.
A year ago, I wrote a post about Mercedes’s 2011 car titled “Why Mercedes will win F1 in 2011”. It’s rather fortunate I’m not in the predictions business. Far from winning F1, the Mercedes MGP W02’s best result was a spirited fourth place by Michael Schumacher at the epic Canadian Grand Prix. The car otherwise existed in an uncanny chasm between the frontrunners and the midfield, a far cry from its grandfather, the world championship-winning Brawn BGP 001.