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Renault test rearward facing exhaust to replace FEE

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Lotus Renault have fitted their R31 with an entirely new exhaust system, similar to what most other teams are using at this stage of the season. As all teams copied Red Bull's solution to blow the diffuser with exhaust gases, even though teams like McLaren and Mercedes GP tried Renault's FEE in the wind tunnel, it certainly looks to be the more efficient solution. Renault have therefore developed a similar exhaust, exiting close the rear wheel's inner tyre wall, trying to energize t... Read more