Renault’s radical front exit exhausts pictured

2011 F1 testing

The Renault R31 has been pictured sporting a radical exhaust arrangement.

The R31’s exhausts point out of the front of the sidepods, directing hot air underneath the car to improve the performance of the diffuser.

See Craig Scarborough’s article on his site for an explanation of how the exhaust works.

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134 comments on Renault’s radical front exit exhausts pictured

  1. Vin-F1 said on 2nd February 2011, 11:44

    seems that radical word is common from 2009 brawn GP,
    but i can see their exhaust length and layout will backfire because of heat problem

  2. Mister Nillionaire said on 2nd February 2011, 12:08

    Soooo, has anyone actually got any video footage with it on track? I wonder how much different it sounds.

  3. Leftie (@leftie) said on 2nd February 2011, 12:14

    there was some video in the comments elsewhere on this site. can’t remember where exactly, sorry.
    it doesn’t sounds really different, a bit rougher though

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