I'm not really an F1 fan, I'm mostly into classic American cars. But I am a car guy and can appreciate all sorts of vehicles. I recently bought the Technic Grand Prix Racer (set 42000), mostly for the parts, and after building it I thought I'd build a new one from scratch. I didn't model it after any particular car. I noticed when looking at Formula One cars there are many different designs, which gave me a lot of freedom to come up with my own version. I built the chassis first, with studless Technic beams. The suspension is functional and closely based on the original 42000 configuration. The steering is also functional. The car is exactly twice as long as it is wide, 32 by 64 studs, which is slightly shorter than the 42000 model.
Looks like it would go faster than the Marrusia teams! Sorry, for the reference seeing that you're not a fan of F1. To be honest, you're not missing anything. Great SNOT! The side pod construction is amazing. Excellent!