Renault Sport F1 R.S. 18

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Engineers planning to remove the engine cover entirely for rest of the weekend.
via LuisFeF1

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Nice shot M840TR !

Really agressive design for this engine cover, i love it !

https://twitter.com/HulkHulkenberg/stat ... 0102523904

She's so gorgeous.
Go Ricci !

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Enstone wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Nice shot M840TR !
Sorry, but this shot is mine !!!
https://twitter.com/LuisFeF1/status/1056192339776077825

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LuisFeF1 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:50 pm
Enstone wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Nice shot M840TR !
Sorry, but this shot is mine !!!
https://twitter.com/LuisFeF1/status/1056192339776077825
Sorry for that. I usually give credit or post ones that have a watermark, like your's, but couldn't find the source for this. Edited now.

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LuisFeF1 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:50 pm
Enstone wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Nice shot M840TR !
Sorry, but this shot is mine !!!
https://twitter.com/LuisFeF1/status/1056192339776077825
Hola Luis, gracias por esta foto ;)

I've searching for hours a good picture of this engine cover... without success !

I'm wondering if Renault has developped it only for one race, this one in Mexico ? or if they will use it in the remain GP ?!!
Go Ricci !

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I think it's a development only for Mexico.
In classification it was not used. Temperatures were lower than on Friday

In qualy:
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#AMuS

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They have also used asymmetrical rear bodywork on Saturday:
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LuisFeF1 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:12 pm
I think it's a development only for Mexico.
In classification it was not used. Temperatures were lower than on Friday

In qualy:
https://imgr3.auto-motor-und-sport.de/C ... 197341.jpg
#AMuS
I think the same !

So maybe they will use it again in bahrain. Or they've developped it, only for the Mexican conditions : hot weather + high altitude !
Go Ricci !

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Another three hi-res images of Renault RS18 rear end in Mexico (Photos by Renault Mediacentre)

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The monocoque's rear bulckhead Image

It seems it has two supports that help connect each intercooler to each bank of that neat intake plenum
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https://cdn-9.motorsport.com/images/amp ... ine-ch.jpg

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Or maybe the intercooler-to-engine duct passes through the monocoque?

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Can you elaborate more on your question?

In the picture the intercooler outlet and the engine mounting stud look flush with each other but it's just the 2D picture causing some bad depth perception.

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I'm talking about the first picture :wink: the intercoolers inlet is visible (yellow rectangle), but I dont see the duct that's supposed to connect it to the plenum; the pipe which should start around the blue dotted area (like this fake Merc intercooler)
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/W1nRA4rlAH0/maxresdefault.jpg
All I see is it's carbon fiber exit and its red cover (blue rectangle)
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Maybe it's made from CF like on a Force India and seems to merge withe the monocoque because of the bad quality of the video :P http://www.racecar-engineering.com/wp-c ... eejay2.jpg
Or maybe they didt install it yet when that footage was made...

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Blackout wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 am

Or maybe they didt install it yet when that footage was made...
I think that's the case - if you look at the RBR image you posted, you can see that the hose clamp (red ring) on the plenum is very close to the outlet of the intercooler.