Caterham CT-05 Renault

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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby ScrewCaptain27 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:50 pm

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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby mrluke » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:05 pm

ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
mrluke wrote:You also don't know when Caterham actually got access to the final design information for the Renault PU. Considering their financial status I imagine negotiations were lengthy!

Makes sense I suppose, but I'm still quite surprised by some of the design choices.


My general impression from looking through the information is that for many elements the team knew that something would need to be accommodated in the space but they weren't sure exactly how big it was, where its connections would be or exactly how much cooling it would need. Therefore they designed a space / cooling capability that would definitely be sufficient. No doubt by the time they did know it was too far into the lead time to take advantage of the fact.

This is all based on assumption from hearing / seeing what happened with the 2014 Sauber.

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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby ScrewCaptain27 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:51 pm

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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby Blackout » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:48 am


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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby mrluke » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:06 am

Just noticed that the ambient air is flowing into the outer ring of the Compressor rather than into the centre, effectively reversing the typical flow direction. Is this true for all the PUs?

Edit: okay that isn't quite right but the detail looks interesting.

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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby Blackout » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:13 am

AFAIK only Renault uses that donuts-shaped air-box before the compressor.

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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby Blackout » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:47 am

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Re: Caterham CT-05 Renault

Postby ScrewCaptain27 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:15 pm

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