Was the Renault RS27 getting too hot?

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Renault have had a great deal of work with their sidepods since the beginning of the season, but for the first time this year they have modified the air inlets to provide cooling to the engine and the car's internal parts. The larger inlet was debuted at Silverstone but was used again at the Nürburgring, surprisingly two of the more chilly events of the year.

The team has optimised internal airflow by merging the 2 cooling inlets together and separating the flow later on in the sidepod. While larger inlets often add drag to the car, it certainly helped the R29 because it was a lot quicker at Germany than what we have seen so far from this car.

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