Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

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Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by turbof1 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:28 am

This the official car topic about the 2017 Renault contender, the R.S. 17. This thread will handle more stringent rules:

-Absolutely no livery talk in the car topic. Liveries are by nature topics assigned to the team thread, and should be discussed there. Posts about liveries in the car thread will be removed. Livery, sponsoring and any other none-performance hardware features of the car go to the team thread.

-Discussion about the car's hardware only. No discussion about the laptimes (should be discussed in the testing or race threads; test thread is here: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... =1&t=25963). No speculation or rumors towards future features of the car; no speculation about the competitive performance (car beats car B but car C, etc.). Such discussions will be removed as well.

-Discussion about the Power Unit should belong in its respective PU topic. How the car's chassis and bodywork is adapted to it remains in the car thread, but pure features of the PU don't go there. Since this is quite a grey area, we will not remove transgressions on that front, but will move them when appropiate.

That might sound strict and is infact so, but this is done to safeguard the topic quality. A fair warning that we will be extremely strict this year! If you don't find anything worthwhile to post, please resist the urge and do not post. There is nothing wrong with that and is infact the better option when there's nothing new.

Topic will be opened once the car has been officially launched, which is February the 21st.
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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by turbof1 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:02 pm

Car is Launched!
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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by domh245 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:03 pm

Very interesting sidepod turning vanes

and a very peculiar looking airbox
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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by turbof1 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:03 pm

huge airbox.
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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by Holm86 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:03 pm

Looks like a huge airbox intake

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by astracrazy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:04 pm

Sidepods look tight
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Reason: No livery talk here.

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by SchuMassa » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:04 pm

Image

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by Holm86 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:05 pm

Interesting turning vanes under the nose.
Car looks relatively short wheelbase

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by Markus » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:05 pm

Award for most peculiar airbox yet goes to Renault despite Saubers best efforts

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by Goran2812 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:05 pm

the size of that intake...
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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by astracrazy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:05 pm

the front wing pylons seem to extend quiet far back at ground level?

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by n_anirudh » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:06 pm

Front wing pillars look unique...more black than yellow on the car as compared to last year..

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by Jef Patat » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:06 pm

Oooh, sharkfins this year... #-o

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Re: Renault Sport F1 R.S.17

Post by MercAMGF1Fans » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:06 pm