Renault R29

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ISLAMATRON wrote:Woah! this is big time... what about the step plane rule? This looks like the entry of a venturi tunnel
The floor doesn't have to be flat everywhere.

Otherwise you'd have a shadow plate right the way to the front wing...


I'm not sure of the locations of the rule 'boxes' though.

imightbewrong
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I think its just an optical illusion, it is a cutout in the horizontal plane. So it is not higher in the vertical plane. It has (as far as I can tell) pretty much the same look as it had at the start of the season.

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No optical illusion at all see...
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but I guess wee seen it before

and it blends into the step plane very soon after the front of the sidepod

vasia
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The floor shape and cut at the front of the sidepods has not really changed. That is in-fact an optical illusion.

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vasia wrote:The floor shape and cut at the front of the sidepods has not really changed. That is in-fact an optical illusion.

HA hA you got me... yep they just only extended the sidepod inlets down to the floor

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Ta-da.

Same here at China...


And yes, they are looking to move the stagnation point up a bit to get more air under the floor than they otherwise would... With the local accelerations, they may see some useful localised very low pressure zones around the front & bottom of the sidepod/floor leading edge.

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ISLAMATRON wrote:No optical illusion at all see...
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but I guess wee seen it before

and it blends into the step plane very soon after the front of the sidepod
There they go walking around with the floor again.

-Britain

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that is the same pic from Monaco

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Metar
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With all the press diffusers have been getting, seems like a smart thing to put a sponsor next to it. :P

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Metar wrote:With all the press diffusers have been getting, seems like a smart thing to put a sponsor next to it. :P
Yeah, I said it already when the season started. I saw AirAsia sticker in some many pics back then. It was in their rear wing. :)

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What car is this?
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It's an amalgam of R28 front wing, R29 engine cover...but the chassis? It's an R25. I'm sure of it.


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It looks like the R28 launch spec wing...

I agree though, the chassis does look like an R25... mostly... :wtf: Did the R25 come with the chimneys and shark gills at launch, or were they mid season add-ons?

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Unlikely, I know, but could this be an ex-Piquet writeoff R29? Smooth bodywork and sharkfin, after all... But then why bother adding the flipups? :?


It's not an R25, though. The R25's sidepods were more sculpted, and had the chimneys at launch: http://www.f1-fansite.com/Wallpaper/200 ... 3-1600.jpg