EDIT: Waittaminute... the top air intake... thought that was banned ? Hence Merc went back to old school air scoop?
Virgin looks simple, like last year. So probably HRT will be their only competitor. HRT, surprisingly, looks better than Virgin (if you can say something from how car looks). On the other hand, all they have is a computer render and that funny livery.
I'm not sure about conservative FI. That nose looks like from R29 and that wasn't a fast car. But sidepods and engine intake are small, hence should be aerodynamically efficient.
You can't just copy one bit from another car and think it'll work on yours. It's a complete package and one part will never be able to miraculously make the car better.
That nose looks like from R29 and that wasn't a fast car.