carisi2k wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:44 pm
I was hoping amongst hope that Renault would produce something that would be competitive
Drugs are bad mate. Melbourne qualy is in few weeks.
An obese air intake.
There is interesting technical reasons behind that "obese" "intake". In fact, Renault is the only team to put a big part of the cooling system directly behind the driver and above the engine (other "centerline" coolings systems are less centerline than this and put the coolers around and behind the engine) and Viry and Enstone did a beautiful work on the intake plenum and the monocoque's rear bulkhead to achieve that in 2018. Many people did not notice there is a big air intake behind the driver's head, but an elegant one.
The nose is nowhere nearly as detailed as either of the cars revealed so far.
1-it's a render. 2-it's black so the details arent easy to see. But the RS18 nose was very detailed with multiple S-duct intakes that few people noticed. And RS19 seems to continue in that path. And they removed the under-nose aero bits in the render.
The side pod is still fat and lacking the sveltness of the str14 and most likely the rb15.
The rear wing looks much larger then the Haas and STR.
What about the diffuser? it's completely new and very close to Red Bull's unique diffuser.
What about that very simplistic floor? didnt you notice thats this is a simplified 3d render?