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Different front brake duct option for Renault drivers in Melbourne


Heidfeld different driving  style made him choose the larger brake ducts while Petrov the thinner in Melbourne . This is not something new for Renault as Kubica and Petrov in some occasions back in 2010 also raced different ducts suited of course to different front wing specs . However this time both drivers used the same front wing in Melbourne despite the different option on the ducts .


Lotus Renault R31 – Front brake ducts , pre season variations


Two front brake ducts regarding size and shape were tested during winter testing . One small and one boxy and larger  . However the new front wing launched in Barcelona ( February test ) was only used with the small ducts while the old with both specs.







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