F1: Renault RS17 Launch

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Renault launches its new 2017 car in London, showing a huge progression from last years evolutionary car.

RS17 top front view
The turning vane package for the RS17 starts with the front wing mounts
Longer wheelbase and a lot of rake added to the set up
A new longer and shallower nose, ends with a thump tip to meet the crash test rules. The wing mountings have been elongated to serve as aero as well as structural function
Humped front chassis section houses the inboard parts for the front supension.
Outer front suspension is quite conventional, wider front tyres for this year
The pod vanes (30 - Computacenter) reach forwards to a new section of floor, the base of the vane is split into three smaller vanes
First detail of that roll hoop and shark fin
Neat nose treatment
large black bargeboards start the air turning around the car.
From above the outwards sweep of the bargeboards is apparent.
Up Periscope, the roll hoop is merged into four inlets, one for the engine airbox and the others for cooling. The high and wide inlet, leaves the lower portion of roll structure clean, for better flow to the lowered rear wing
Low and wide

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  • I think it shows a few quid extra in the budget over last year's compromise. we know the folks at Enstone are very clever but under lotus ( and the first Renault car) they literally had no cash. also so far I think it's the best livery.

    1 year ago
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