Renault F1 R.S. 20 Speculation Thread

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PowerandtheGlory wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Emag wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:34 pm
Blackout wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Compared to 2019
https://i.imgur.com/WdyQqaj.png
Seems like the sidepods are a little slimmer, but they still have that wide af airbox. Can't make out too many details from those pictures though.
Id like a head on comparison to see the suspension mounting points. I think they've move up, slight change in the clamshell shape compared to last year - the rear looks neat- but again need to see more. And im guessing or i hope they've gone for a letterbox intake to match the top 3 - I read somewhere that Renault's PU uses a different cooling intercooler to the other engines - i.e air cooler rather than wet charge cool.. don't quote me on that..
The cooling layout, which puts the ERS and (engine oil?) rads above the engine, just behind the driver, unlike other teams, and the airbox/roll hoop should remain the same as 2019 and 2018.
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They use one air-air intecooler in each sidepod. Only Merc (the factory team) and Ferrari use water-air AFAIK.

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PowerandtheGlory wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 pm
the EDGE wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:42 pm
PowerandtheGlory wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:41 pm


Id like a head on comparison to see the suspension mounting points. I think they've move up, slight change in the clamshell shape compared to last year - the rear looks neat- but again need to see more. And im guessing or i hope they've gone for a letterbox intake to match the top 3 - I read somewhere that Renault's PU uses a different cooling intercooler to the other engines - i.e air cooler rather than wet charge cool.. don't quote me on that..
Maybe Renault have had their marketing budget slashed
Most teams expected to spend more this year 'before' the cap comes in.. on all sorts of things..
Marketing costs are not included in the budget cap

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the EDGE wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:27 pm
PowerandtheGlory wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 pm
the EDGE wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:42 pm


Maybe Renault have had their marketing budget slashed
Most teams expected to spend more this year 'before' the cap comes in.. on all sorts of things..
Marketing costs are not included in the budget cap
And i dont pretend to think Renault have anywhere near the marketing budget of some of the other teams, i don't think it costs a lot to produce some Promo's or videos much in the same way most teams do. I think its the result of a confused strategy rather than cost cutting- and the talent Cyril has for antagonising people :D
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Renault 2020 f1 Image

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gosswilliams75 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:32 pm
Renault 2020 f1 https://i.imgur.com/r1cLjaT.jpg
We are soooo nearly there... not quite Hi-res but still good. Interesting 'scoop' by the nose, Airbox inlet is very conventional compared to customer team- bargeboard area looks very cluttered, high suspension mounts, would like a closer look at the front upper wishbone mount and the rear a bit more..
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The whishbones are mounted higher than 2019 indeed. Especially the lower ones.

PowerandtheGlory wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Airbox inlet is very conventional compared to customer team
Nope
viewtopic.php?p=885991#p885991

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Are all the pictures of the R.S 20 taken with an old Casio Calculator watch or something?? :roll: :lol:

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Blackout wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:49 pm
The whishbones are mounted higher than 2019 indeed. Especially the lower ones.

PowerandtheGlory wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Airbox inlet is very conventional compared to customer team
Nope
viewtopic.php?p=885991#p885991
Yes it looks like Renault's has been the same a few years now- whereas Mclaren's this year is a bit braver
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It's old, not conventional :mrgreen:

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Blackout wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:59 pm
It's old, not conventional :mrgreen:
If it ain't broke.......
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These are a bit higher res.
The cape looks really long.

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MtthsMlw wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:12 pm
These are a bit higher res.
The cape looks really long.
Brilliant, and some annoyingly placed watermarks on the photo.. right over the rear Diff and front suspension.. clearly deliberate..
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Is it just me or do the suspension arms look quite thin?

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MtthsMlw wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:12 pm
These are a bit higher res.
The cape looks really long.
A long cape and no conventional turning vanes :?: like the W08/9/10
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MtthsMlw wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:12 pm
These are a bit higher res.
The cape looks really long.
-Slim nose
-Cape
-High mounted front suspension
-Matte color

These for now!

But why so much secrecy?? Nothing that innovative on it for the others to copy i think...
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