Renault F1 R.S. 20 Speculation Thread

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Quite the reduction.

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Sevach wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27 pm
https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/122 ... 61728?s=20

Quite the reduction.
The Hulk really took a lot of space :mrgreen:
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Sevach wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27 pm
https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/122 ... 61728?s=20

Quite the reduction.
The Hulk really took a lot of space :mrgreen:
Ocon is taller tho

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NtsParadize wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:56 pm
Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Sevach wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27 pm
https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/122 ... 61728?s=20

Quite the reduction.
The Hulk really took a lot of space :mrgreen:
Ocon is taller tho
Didn't expect that actually!
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:58 pm
NtsParadize wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:56 pm
Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:45 pm


The Hulk really took a lot of space :mrgreen:
Ocon is taller tho
Didn't expect that actually!
Me and my 2 year old son are watching new F1 cars, and immediately when he saw that tweet he said "mistake", in 2 year old kid language.

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Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:58 pm
NtsParadize wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:56 pm
Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:45 pm


The Hulk really took a lot of space :mrgreen:
Ocon is taller tho
Didn't expect that actually!
Only by 2cm. I did some analysis a while back, we always think of race drivers as being small but the mean height is actually a little taller than the average (for men because 95% of race drivers are men) in the west (176.3cm vs 175.7cm) while the 90th percentile is a little shorter (184.2cm vs 184.5cm). In the 2020 grid Giovinazzi, Albon, Ocon, Latifi, Russell are all taller than Hulkenburg.
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bucker wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Manoah2u wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:58 pm
NtsParadize wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:56 pm

Ocon is taller tho
Didn't expect that actually!
Me and my 2 year old son are watching new F1 cars, and immediately when he saw that tweet he said "mistake", in 2 year old kid language.
Maybe he said “i wan’cake’???
My kids would say that
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Ricciardo has change to Schubert?
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Sevach wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Xero wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Definitely looks like a McLaren inspired nose, eager to see the rest of it. The black livery will be for testing, can't see them ditching yellow?
Mercedes also has an indent in that position so i wouldn't be so sure from where they grabbing inspiration at this time.
Unless there's a better photo i'm missing....
Absolutely. I say McLaren because of the obvious connection/rivalry from last season, McLaren will be Renault's absolute target this year. Shame we won't get to see the full car until testing, bit of an anti-climax.

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Best launch ever :clap:

Okay, let's hope Ocons' description of the car is the most accurate one, because it sounds more exciting https://fr.motorsport.com/f1/news/ocon- ... k/4684185/ and that Abiteboul has decided this time (and has told to his employees*) to keep a low profile in the medias : p
*but forgot to tell Ocon

The temporary livery seems to replace the 2019 glossy black with matte black and the 2019 yellow with glossy black indeed... and that should look sweet.
It seems the engine cover "bulge" that was round the Castrol logo that every bodywork spec (low temp/high temp) of the RS.19 had, has been removed. Yes I'm analyzing the "glimpses" (wink wink Cyril)

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Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:30 am
Best launch ever :clap:

Okay, let's hope Ocons' description of the car is the most accurate one, because it sounds more exciting https://fr.motorsport.com/f1/news/ocon- ... k/4684185/ and that Abiteboul has decided this time (and has told to his employees*) to keep a low profile in the medias : p
*but forgot to tell Ocon

The temporary livery seems to replace the 2019 glossy black with matte black and the 2019 yellow with glossy black indeed... and that should look sweet.
It seems the engine cover "bulge" that was round the Castrol logo that every bodywork spec (low temp/high temp) of the RS.19 had, has been removed. Yes I'm analyzing the "glimpses" (wink wink Cyril)

https://i.imgur.com/aCJZSOy.jpg
Matte black could look good with matte yellow they had a couple of years ago

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And the nose will be much narrower like on RB

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Blackout wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:30 am
Best launch ever :clap:

Okay, let's hope Ocons' description of the car is the most accurate one, because it sounds more exciting https://fr.motorsport.com/f1/news/ocon- ... k/4684185/ and that Abiteboul has decided this time (and has told to his employees*) to keep a low profile in the medias : p
*but forgot to tell Ocon

The temporary livery seems to replace the 2019 glossy black with matte black and the 2019 yellow with glossy black indeed... and that should look sweet.
It seems the engine cover "bulge" that was round the Castrol logo that every bodywork spec (low temp/high temp) of the RS.19 had, has been removed. Yes I'm analyzing the "glimpses" (wink wink Cyril)

https://i.imgur.com/aCJZSOy.jpg
to be fair, i can't see a single difference. I think it's the light and livery playing tricks.
I actually doubt this is the actual 2020 Renault contender, looks much more like a test livery on the 2019 contender.
rear wing, same.
rear suspension, same.
bodywork shape, same.
airbox shape, same.
camera configuration, same.
sharkfin, same.

it's only a tad different camera angle and depth,
paired to a different livery.

ask me, this is the 2019 car with a 2020 test livery teaser, atleast from that angle.
It looks clearly a CGi render too, so i wouldn't be at all surprised to see some trickery like that.

Yes, the front shot suggests the nose is thinnier and rounder after the tub, i'd guess a bit mclaren-styled.
there are also some winglets above the suspension and the mirror mounting arms are wider and less diagonal.

apart from the front shot, i can't see any difference with the RS19 tbh.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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If that bulge isnt visible on the new render, it's not because of the light and the livery but because it's not there anymore : P
The bodywork shapes are different and the new car will have a smoother transition between sidepods and engine cover / a different treatment in that area, you'll see : p
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The mirrors have been updated too and are now similar to what many other teams have.
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Full picture (Hulkenberg going straight to the wall in Hockenheim) : (
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Intakes ?

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or just some glossy paint on the render to fool us ?