looks like an Anteater, the mascot of our schoolsharkie17 wrote:i think that has got to be the UGLIEST nose ive ever seen.
I was just about to ask if anyone had a post with regards to Renault's "V-Keel" and you just so happened to post it.RacingManiac wrote:"v keel"
still doesn't look very stiff does it....
the slats on the chimney were already in the R24 in the last part of the ’04 season, I don’t know exactly since when (I’ve few pics of the R24 on the HD and only one showing them).KJM3 wrote: I noticed that the chimney's on the R25 now seem to have slats in them
72 is the angle allowing to have evenly spaced ignitions (720/10) but that’s not really a big advantage on high revving engines, and 90°, also if the ignitions aren’t evenly spaced, has in term of dynamic balance a few advantages compared with the 72*. Hence I wouldn’t say that 90° is a choice related with just packaging considerations, there’s lot more than that.Tomba wrote: It was also stated earlier in the year that 72 degrees is basically the best angle engine-wise (so not considering CoG, integration, stiffness, ...)
Yes, that's what I've read. Apparently, Renault used a gearbox that was 20 Kg (!) heavier than the average of the other teams, biasing the weight distribution for the purposes you mentioned and allowing a more robust construction to allow more radical Launch Control programs, with influence in how fast they started out of the grid.ReubenG wrote:Check The rearward mass bias was used last year by Renault - it gives them significantly better traction while accelerating, either off the start out a corner ( remember Button trying to catch Alonso at Hockenheim last year?) but does make the car tend to understeer. I don't know whether Renault are running a similar mass balance on the R25.
I don't know the whole story but:scarbs wrote:Ignore this bull S*** that Renault purposely added weight to the rear of the car last year. They decided to ditch the wide angle engine so late, they had to use some elements of the older 72-degree engine to get a competitive engine ready for the first race of 2004. This resulted in a heavier engine.
The team worked around to get the car to work with the compromised set up. This year the team have more ballast to play with and hence able to move weight forwards.
Their starts were more a result of the control systems matching several parameters better than other teams. Last year Renault made the launch via setting the clutch paddle at the biting point, the engine would be trying to drive the car forward so the team locked the brakes. this gave them an immediate advantage off the line. the cars general traction advantage (partly through power delivery) then aided the run to the first corner.