Renault R.S.18 Speculation Thread

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thats some photoshop Force India air intake.. maybe.

anyway, new carbon fibre gear box for Renault apparently
https://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/renau ... o-1002745/
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Nice to hear that. That is first time at Enston to introduce carbon fibre gearbox.

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Vladimir wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Nice to hear that. That is first time at Enston to introduce carbon fibre gearbox.
They've built CF G-boxes before (last one was 2009 AFAIR) but this might be the first G-box with a CF outer shell and a metal* 'cassette' inside.
Franco Nugnes says it's alluminium but AFAIK Enstone uses titanium since 2010.
RacecarEngineering April 2017:
"Enstone has used a titanium casing for many years, along with Xtrac internals, but looking to the future it is clear that Chester and his team are contemplating adopting a composite casing in 2017, though they have yet to fully commit to it. ‘I think there are pros and cons to using a cast titanium ’box. The structure works quite well, but then some people have done very nice carbon fibre cases which could give a bit more freedom on suspension pickups, for example. But if you have a relationship with a good casting firm and a good machining firm then its straightforward – you design it and it gets made. With a carbon gearbox you have to develop all the processes to laminate it, manufacture it, work out the bulkheads – it is quite a big engineering exercise. While it works well for some teams this is not a trivial process. For 2017 it will be a totally new gearbox, a new concept, but it is a bit early to reveal much more than that now."
Edit: 2017 gearbox doesnt look to be a "a totally new gearbox, a new concept" compared do its predecessors...
https://imgr2.auto-motor-und-sport.de/R ... 097945.jpg

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Ok, I asked in Sauber, got that covered. So what's the launch timeline looking like here? Anyone know the time Renault are unveiling?

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It's supposed to be 15:00 GMT

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iichel wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 am
It's supposed to be 15:00 GMT
In 3 minutes right? Anything yet? link?

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Santozini wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:57 pm
iichel wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 am
It's supposed to be 15:00 GMT
In 3 minutes right? Anything yet? link?
More like 1 hour

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Santozini wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:57 pm
iichel wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 am
It's supposed to be 15:00 GMT
In 3 minutes right? Anything yet? link?
Nope, 15 GMT (UK time) is 16 CET

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Its 15.00 CET now, thats 14.00 GMT

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Off topic question: Having less quality chassis equals having less quality engineers or having less money or something trhird?

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majki2111 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Off topic question: Having less quality chassis equals having less quality engineers or having less money or something trhird?
Many teams with plenty of money & great engineers have had poor chassis. Whats really needed is a great leader, a team working well together across all departments & an understanding of the right direction to be heading.