But most teams already went the CCS* route a long time ago. And Mclaren was one of the first in 2015 (STR was the first in this era IMO in 2014). Renault is just different since their CCS is placed just above the engine whereas the others put it more rearward noweadays...stan_french wrote: ↑Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:50 pmDamn seems like a lot of people are going down the Central Cooling System path, slowly. I guess tho the aerodynamic benefits of having small sidepods and packing in as much as possible above outweighs the higher center of gravity. I guess also the fact that Renault, a very outspokenly pro CCS team, hasn't changed their airboxes or cooling philosophy across the past 3 years shows the system has some serious potential. It also seems like Mclaren follwed them down this path, and well, every other team (minus haas) seem to be going also down a larger inlet at the top, rather than in the sidepods.
*which means putting as many coolers at the center line of the car, not just a single cooler, like a gearbox oil rad, but also ERS, engine coolers etc
2017 Ferrari at Sepang. Looks like two different rads mounted side to side. Maybe ERS and Gbox