Renault R31

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madly
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Close up and some gamma correction. It looks like additional airbox inlet. Maybe it's last years cover for photo purpose?

timbo
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Yeah, interesting.
Maybe they found that intakes in thad place are very effective and use them to cool KERS?

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JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:They could be using last years shell
Nope, it's new. If you brighten high res image you can see the V shaped front end of the chassis just like on RB6, with rails on top, all the way to cockpit.

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timbo wrote:Yeah, interesting.
Maybe they found that intakes in thad place are very effective and use them to cool KERS?
I think they'll use them for cooling of clutch and gearbox radiator, since they don't have split in airbox for that purpose like RB or Mclaren, while kers will be cooled trough usual near-sidepods inlets like on R29.

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manchild wrote:
timbo wrote:Yeah, interesting.
Maybe they found that intakes in thad place are very effective and use them to cool KERS?
I think they'll use them for cooling of clutch and gearbox radiator, since they don't have split in airbox for that purpose like RB or Mclaren, while kers will be cooled trough usual near-sidepods inlets like on R29.
Engine intake area is big enough, and if you look at last year Ferrari (or Renault pre-f-duct) they didn't need additional inlets in that area.

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ringo
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The holes look similar to the fduct holes on the R30.

Hey what's that?

Let's get a good look in.

computer Enhance!!

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hold it, run that back.

redbull duck bill nose...

Petrov in the back.. Think we got something here. 8)
For Sure!!

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Blackout
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And the nose looks very high compared with the head side protections...

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Air intake and additional inlets look pretty much the same like on the R30.
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Correct manchild...nice scope in on the R31 there. Looks like it will be an RB6 clone...as has been predicted.
More could have been done.
David Purley

madly
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Ringo - +1 for finding laptop screen :D.

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Another attempt to see a little more.

Rear wing is interesting. Will all RW look like this one?

imightbewrong
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madly wrote:Ringo - +1 for finding laptop screen :D.

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Another attempt to see a little more.

Rear wing is interesting. Will all RW look like this one?
Isn't it just this model rendered from another angle? Looks like a screensaver to me, would make sense..
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H.Lyoud
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Its propably R30, look at the shark fin.

Front looks like RB6, i think thats what we will see at first test, Hybrid between R30 and R31.
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Timstr
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If true, It would have to be a computer rendering. At this stage I don't think they have a completely built car available for photographs.

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madly wrote:Ringo - +1 for finding laptop screen :D.

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Another attempt to see a little more.

Rear wing is interesting. Will all RW look like this one?
I don't know, but I think it's about to attack the Enterprise...
Bring on the EV revolution!!

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I agree the latop screen looks like something off Star Trek, but it is in fact the R30 in LRGP colours, the red blobs being the frotn and rear wing endplates...