Renault R29

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Renault R29

Post by Steven » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:15 pm

Well tomorrow is the big day for the new Renault, but there are some peek shots already! The new car apparently features a full blown shark fin, contract to the other launch cars we have seen already.

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:arrow: http://www.f1today.net/fotos/testsessie ... uari-2009/

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Re: Renault R29

Post by Scotracer » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:16 pm

Ha you beat me by 1 minute in posting this :P

It's got an anvil/shark fin:

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Re: Renault R29

Post by axle » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:01 pm

Nothing earth shattering about the design as far as those shots are concerned.

Quite a high nose, possibly short like the TF109.
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Re: Renault R29

Post by Metar » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:06 pm

Seems as if they integrated the exhausts just like McLaren. Nice stuff so far, glad to see a better-painted sharkfin too.

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Re: Renault R29

Post by axle » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:15 pm

That engine cover is on a stand, so we don't know if the exhausts will protrud through or not.
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Re: Renault R29

Post by timbo » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:15 pm

Whoa, front suspension geometry is quite agressive!

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Re: Renault R29

Post by D'Leh » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:17 pm

But look how heavily undercut the sidepods are. Interesting stuff. Also it has that high voltage sign on it. Hope they're going to test KERS for the first time.

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Re: Renault R29

Post by cba_ » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:20 pm

Still using the ugly paint :x

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Re: Renault R29

Post by Steven » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:28 pm

cba_ wrote:Still using the ugly paint :x
The Total advertising with its red colour is not going to help anything either. It use to be blue/white for Elf, but since that was replaced, now the car is white/yellow/orange/red :?

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Re: Renault R29

Post by Roland Ehnström » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:35 pm

cba_ wrote:Still using the ugly paint :x
Well, I think it's looking slightly better now, judging from those shots above. But the combination of yellow and orange is quite hopeless, I wish they could find another sponsor in place of ING...

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Re: Renault R29

Post by MattF1 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:37 pm

Still, it's better than most of the white based colour schemes.

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Re: Renault R29

Post by ESPImperium » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:38 pm

Renault seem to be pulling a McLaren and going the opicite way to Ferarri and Toyota with no Mirror Mount/Bardge Board on the side pod.

And just as i thought, the Shark Fin would make apperances in the 2009 cars as the higher rear wing must be very suseptable to side ways movement/yaw, probably more than the 2008 cars.

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Re: Renault R29

Post by Nebhotep » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:47 pm

Difficult to make an idea from the pics.Looks like a combination between the F60 and TF109(sculpted sidepods and cutout exhaust outlets), no bold bodywork solutions IMO.
Also, with Renault in 2009 it's all about the engine :wink: anyway.
Looking forward to the official photos

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Re: Renault R29

Post by ISLAMATRON » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:17 pm

Those sidepod air inlets look even smaller than the McLaren's, astonishing.

For the paint they should move away from distinct sections and fade the colors into each other, white to yellow to orange to red, it would be much more interesting than current.

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Re: Renault R29

Post by HKS » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:27 pm

ISLAMATRON wrote:Those sidepod air inlets look even smaller than the McLaren's, astonishing.

For the paint they should move away from distinct sections and fade the colors into each other, white to yellow to orange to red, it would be much more interesting than current.

Red is due to new sponsor Total. :)
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