F1 fans on Wednesday got their first glimpse of a 2012-specification car. Caterham is launching its new CT01 in the pages of British magazine F1 Racing on Thursday. But some subscribers got their c...

F1 fans on Wednesday got their first glimpse of a 2012-specification car.

Caterham is launching its new CT01 in the pages of British magazine F1 Racing on Thursday.

But some subscribers got their copy a day early, and so a side-angle photo was released by the team on Twitter.

A leaked front-view photo is also doing the rounds, and the most eye-catching feature is the radically stepped nose.

The nose is the result of new regulations dictating a lower front section for crash impacts, and given Ferrari's admission about its own "ugly" car, the look is likely to be widespread on the 2012 grid.

 

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