Alpine A521

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This is the Alpine A521 offical car thread.

Please discuss ONLY technical items of this car, and refrain from speculation.

General discussion about the team, its drivers and performance can be posted in the team thread.

Livery Talk also belongs in the Team Thread. viewtopic.php?f=15&t=29588
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Sidepod/radiator layout is very different

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I was alone to get a hyper laggy live video from Alpine ?!

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I hope the car runs more smoothly than their stream.

Anyway, they completely ignored sidepod slope and went for the undercut, ballsy at least.
Very fat top of the engine as well, i wonder what they changed.

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Schifty wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:25 pm
I was alone to get a hyper laggy live video from Alpine ?!
Not on your own, was horrific to watch lol

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That is one seriously nice looking car! How fast i have no idea but good looking👌

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Schifty wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:25 pm
I was alone to get a hyper laggy live video from Alpine ?!
Nope. At one point I thought they just had a crappy recording.

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Steven wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:33 pm
Schifty wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:25 pm
I was alone to get a hyper laggy live video from Alpine ?!
Nope. At one point I thought they just had a crappy recording.
Thats mean all their token was took for the car and none left for the live feed XD

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Man that's one chunky airbox...

Are they running the design people speculated Ferrari will go for in 22?

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Is it just me or is the airbox absolutely massive. And I am not necessarily talking about inlet sizes here. The bulk behind the airbox is enourmous compared to what other teams have.

Did Renault made a drastic change to their power unit layout for this year that could explain this overly (seemingly) cautious aproach?

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Interesting slotted cape
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Emag wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:38 pm
Is it just me or is the airbox absolutely massive. And I am not necessarily talking about inlet sizes here. The bulk behind the airbox is enourmous compared to what other teams have.

Did Renault made a drastic change to their power unit layout for this year that could explain this overly (seemingly) cautious aproach?
That's exactly what stood out to me too. Looks huge.
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The "airbox" now looks twice as large! it was already large since 2018 because of its peculiar cooling layout, but did they move the CCS backwards or made it wider?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JsfXMAA ... =4096x4096
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The rear wishbones appear unchanged for now.

Relatively big changes on the sidepod size and shapes too

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Emag wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:38 pm
Is it just me or is the airbox absolutely massive. And I am not necessarily talking about inlet sizes here. The bulk behind the airbox is enourmous compared to what other teams have.

Did Renault made a drastic change to their power unit layout for this year that could explain this overly (seemingly) cautious aproach?
My understanding is that still in the books for next year. The size of that doesn't make any difference from an aero stand point. More importantly, they did shrink the sidepods alot.