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Lotus Renault R31 – rear floor details, cutting drag


 

R31 proved to be quite fast during winter testing , a fact not only credited to the front exhausts exit but also to the highly detailed design of the car .  In particular the crucial area  in front of the rear wheel  is very advanced featuring a triangular vertical fence (orange arrow) and a pointing outwards trapezoid channel  (orange line) to significantly cut drag . Williams FW33 has also an analogous trapezoid channel for the same reason .

 

 

From a side view the plank under the floor can be spotted (No 2) alongside with the diffuser side vertical fence (No 1)

 

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Categories: Lotus Renault R31
  1. Breezy
    February 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    As usual, great work on the details! Thanks for all your work!

  2. JonathanJL
    February 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Any info on Mercedes rear floor details ?

    • February 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      I will shed light on this in a separate post

      • JonathanJL
        February 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

        Thanks a lot . I will be waiting for that

  1. March 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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