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Lotus Renault R31 – A step backward


In Malaysia R31 reverted back to the  beam wing version with the lower arched centre zone , which was tested before season starts  . In Australia the R31 chose to race with a taller design to maximize downforce production .

Lotus Renault R31 – Aero performance evaluation in Melbourne


 

Free practice sessions on Friday in Melbourne was an opportunity for Renault  to evaluate R31 aero performance with the help of fluorescent paint . Renault was not the only team to experience fluorescent paint on their cars but Ferrari as well .

( for details on flow visualization paint check  https://formula1techandart.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/red-bull-rb7-getting-green-at-jerez-february-test )

 

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