Renault’s Exhaust-Blown Front Diffuser

January 31, 2011

Images of Lotus Renault GP’s R31 are all over the internet now, and people analysing the images have noticed that the exhaust exits are nowhere to be seen.

I’m hearing that the car is running an incredibly innovative exhaust system. Rather than routing the exhausts to the rear, the exhaust exits the car at the front, blowing over a front-mounted diffuser to generate additional downforce. If this is true, it would certainly explain the disappearance of the exhaust exits from the expected locations, and would be a major innovation in F1.

More to come.

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14 Responses to “Renault’s Exhaust-Blown Front Diffuser”

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  2. Rob said

    Were there any front exhaust systems in F1 history ?

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  4. [...] the R31’s exhausts – or rather the apparent lack of them. One theory is that they will exit towards the front to exploit a front mounted diffuser to generate more downforce. Wherever they’re going to [...]

  5. Wichard said

    The exhaust is at the back, as you can see in this picture here!

    http://www.f1today.nl/fotos/10783.html

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