I had a search at 2017 thread but I couldn't find. I understand last year as last season.Restomaniac wrote: ↑Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:21 amIt was in the McLaren thread last year. Simply put the McLaren is larger around the side pods where as the RB is norrower but slightly wider around what I would call it's waist just in front of the rear wing. As such cooling shouldn't be an issue.
I didn't need to compare to others as the comparisons with RB due to both being known to have tight packages around the PU's and the obvious comparisons of the both apparent superb chassis are well covered. If the RB can fit if in their body shape then there is no reason at all that McLaren cannot.
This has always been something that has made me chuckle when talking about McLaren wanting size 0 and how they would struggle with the Renault. The RB is hardly captain fatty. So we will see how the McLaren goes because it shouldn't anything other than a minor rejig (gearbox and mounting points aside) to fit the Renault in it.
I think Redbull is not true reference for renault pu integration because Redbull can produce some parts for their needs. If I am wrong correct me, I remember I read something that says redbull redesigned engines exhaust for packing needs. Maybe it was 2016. I am not sure.
Of course Mclaren also can produce some parts but they have not got enough experience on renault engines