marcush. wrote:2010 to me it is a myth why Renault is deemed good at development performance
Performance is relative, and Renault was veyr proud of their development last year. They got their wind tunnel upgraded and gains seen on parts in the tunnel translated directly to the car. The parts kept coming all year, and it was the strongest developed car they have made according to them. For a team that had their mass damper taken away and still got the Championship while still increasing lap times says much of their ability.
The fact that the Mercedes beat them doesn't reflect how much better the Renault got over the year. The whole field of established cars were within a second on average,so such a tight season made it hard to get little bit extra than everyone else.
Their f-duct was one of the best and one of the first to blow both elements, and it was on the car quickly.