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Re: Renault R32

Postby Byronrhys » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:54 am

Could go back to the 'T' naming scheme, Type 012A anyone?

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Re: Renault R32

Postby N12ck » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:07 pm

Byronrhys wrote:Could go back to the 'T' naming scheme, Type 012A anyone?


maybe dare I say it, they may recognize the constructor 'Lotus' has been in f1, and call it the T129 ? they called the exos T125 and they allowed Lotus Racing to be called T127 (which was backed by this Lotus), however they may not accept the T128 existed and may call it the T128 or T129?

OR Maybe put the T after the name like the 97T,

Maybe the 12T? however there will be a problem, eventually you will be renaming the chassis the same as the old ones, So maybe the 012T?
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Re: Renault R32

Postby imightbewrong » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:18 pm


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Re: Renault R32

Postby aleks_ader » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:34 pm

imightbewrong wrote:Could this be it?
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Source: http://www.f1talks.pl/2012/01/05/z-wizyta-w-enstone/


No it isnt! That is from 2011 preeseason...
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Re: Renault R32

Postby Polishboy808 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:04 pm

aleksandergreat wrote:
imightbewrong wrote:Could this be it?
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Source: http://www.f1talks.pl/2012/01/05/z-wizyta-w-enstone/


No it isnt! That is from 2011 preeseason...


I don't see why it would be 2011 pre-season, it looks nothing like the R31. Still, I doubt they would let photographers take a picture or their most prized possession so early on. I would think that that model might be for calibrating the wind tunnel, or for research to see what, if any, are the benefits of the skinny nose. I highly doubt the R32 will look ANYTHING like that!

If it does though, that would be one sexy beast....

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Re: Renault R32

Postby ajdavison2 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:31 pm

Why hasnt the title of this been changed yet? Seen as we dont know the name i vote lotus 2012 renault for now?

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Re: Renault R32

Postby N12ck » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:02 pm

ajdavison2 wrote:Why hasnt the title of this been changed yet? Seen as we dont know the name i vote lotus 2012 renault for now?


I agree 'Lotus 2012 Renault F1 car' for now, as we havent got a clue of the name
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Re: Renault R32

Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:32 pm

I really hope they change the livery for 2012.
I hope they keep the JPS scheme but tidy it up a bit with much thinner stripes.
I also hope they use proper gold paint for the stripes and not that awful cream colour they switched to part way through the season.
Any idea why they changed from gold to cream?
The livery on the R31 was gag inducing!
Maybe they could call it the Lotus 110, wasn't the 109 the last Lotus to compete in F1?

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Re: Renault R32

Postby myoozikk » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:52 pm

Any information to be gained from this?

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Re: Renault R32

Postby raymondu999 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:07 pm

Is that even a functioning car? Looks like a cockpit model. The airbox seems to be blocked off, and doesnt have the "struts" that would keep the rope from a crane in place.
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Re: Renault R32

Postby ajdavison2 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:33 pm

probably just a seat fitting, check positioning of pedals, mirrors, etc.

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Re: Renault R32

Postby Donuts » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:43 pm

Tyler wrote:I really hope they change the livery for 2012.
I hope they keep the JPS scheme but tidy it up a bit with much thinner stripes.
I also hope they use proper gold paint for the stripes and not that awful cream colour they switched to part way through the season.
Any idea why they changed from gold to cream?
The livery on the R31 was gag inducing!
Maybe they could call it the Lotus 110, wasn't the 109 the last Lotus to compete in F1?


Heidfeld & Petrov smashed to many liveries! Too expensive when the stock price on gold is at an all time high! :lol:
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Re: Renault R32

Postby ESPImperium » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:37 pm

myoozikk wrote:Any information to be gained from this?

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This is him sitting in the R29-04 chassis (Previously used by Alonso in 2009) that has been sitting fully ready since August for Kubica and his return. It has been sitting there with a 2011 steering wheel and a 2011 DRS rear wing since late October as well as the R29 had KERS and they put DRS to bring it up to 2011 regs so to bring Kubica up to speed with DRS.

This car also has a DDD as well, not to mention a 2010 front wing.

Its a "bastardisation" of a car. It has the most downforce of any F1 car out there that is a show car.

I have a feeling that Lotus will be taking this car to a test in the near future to get Kimi up to F1 speed quickly. Id recon that he will be at a track in Spain in the next week or two. It will give him a feel for the tyres and the DRS system that he hasnt used before.

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Re: Renault R32

Postby N12ck » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:07 pm

Tyler wrote:I really hope they change the livery for 2012.
I hope they keep the JPS scheme but tidy it up a bit with much thinner stripes.
I also hope they use proper gold paint for the stripes and not that awful cream colour they switched to part way through the season.
Any idea why they changed from gold to cream?
The livery on the R31 was gag inducing!
Maybe they could call it the Lotus 110, wasn't the 109 the last Lotus to compete in F1?


Agreed, and remove the red!
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Re: Renault R32

Postby allstaruk08 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:45 pm

Polishboy808 wrote:
aleksandergreat wrote:
imightbewrong wrote:Could this be it?
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Source: http://www.f1talks.pl/2012/01/05/z-wizyta-w-enstone/


No it isnt! That is from 2011 preeseason...


I don't see why it would be 2011 pre-season, it looks nothing like the R31. Still, I doubt they would let photographers take a picture or their most prized possession so early on. I would think that that model might be for calibrating the wind tunnel, or for research to see what, if any, are the benefits of the skinny nose. I highly doubt the R32 will look ANYTHING like that!

If it does though, that would be one sexy beast....


theres a close up pic of the cockpit somewhere on here i think its in the R31 thread so i think it is the R31




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