Jambier wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Very curious to see if they will keep this extreme rake.
But I assume that 2020 will be (sadly) a very similar car to 2019, I would say a little evolution of it.
They declared that they want it to be more consistent and a better balance between qualy and race
As Renault need to prepare 2021 and the new head for chassis are just arriving there.
Sadly have to agree with you to be honest the last two cars have been really an evolution of the RS17. They all seem to also have the same flaw in terms of rear instability in prolonged cornering especially when the the front wheels are turned. If they can sort this out for next year they might be ok as the car this year was ok in the low speed corners. However the car was very nervous to drive on the limit in Qualifying which is where the McLaren was better but in the race as they are not driving to the limit it was a lot better.
In terms of the rake I would assume they would go less extreme as the regulation changes this year did not favour a high rake car it might give good peak downforce but maybe has issues with using it constantly throughout a lap which I think the team really suffered from this year.
However the main issue on the technical side is named Nick Chester he just isn't good enough to lead the technical team. The team also in the last 2 years have not developed well at all especially this year apart from the major update in France which didn't work as planned they didn't bring a much else throughout the year this must improve especially for 2021.