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Lotus Renault GP R31

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Rhys Gardiner, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. First picture of the new car:

    renaultr31_2011.jpg
     
  2. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    Oops sorry Rhys, i posted it aswell after you...Really sorry all :(

    The car looks like gorgeous with the Legendary Lotus colors.. I hope they will be podium contenders :)
     
  3. If you want my personal opinion, I think the JPS livery should be left in the past. To me, it feels smeared on with a trowel here. The lines are too thick, they don't follow the chassis lines in the same way as the old JPS Lotuses, and the Total red sponsorship clashes with the whole thing. No doubt that black and gold complement each other well, but it doesn't feel right in this day and age and considering the circumstances the livery was created in.
     
  4. I love it and I think even the red area looks nice there and "Total" will always have my support! Trip to Belgium GP, oblige!
     
  5. partly agree with Rhys and also the fact we now have two Team Lotus both powered by Renault is a marketer's nightmare, isn't it?Don't see why they didn't go for something French, e.g. Ligier or Talbot, blue and white.
     
  6. Hannu Karesola

    Hannu Karesola
    Premium Member

    Kubicas's view about how much of Lotus their team is atm. Quoted from Autosport interview:

    So is it Lada, Renault or Lotus or little bit of everything? :tongue:
    Anyway it can still be fast on track whatever it is called.
     
  7. The car looks good but I want a front view too. :D
     
  8. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

  9. I've heard that the exhausts exit around/behind the front wheels to blow through a sort of "front diffuser". Whether that theory has any grounds is yet to be seen... if it's true then it's very smart.
     
  10. I hold my hands up, ive now gone from disliking the livery to thinking its the best so far ive seen of 2011. Its all come together better on this new chassis. Thumbs up for the Lada Renault Total Lotus team.
     
  11. If it does work, everyone else will have it on their cars by Monaco.
     
  12. Erik Tveit

    Erik Tveit
    I can haz cookie?

    I can't say I like it..
     
  13. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    Can't see tht working, surely at high speed there will be issues of air moving backwards into the exhaust?
     
  14. Well the exhausts fire sideways to the airflow, so even if the exhaust gases weren't strong enough to push against it (which they are) the high speed airflow would actually draw gasses out of the exhaust, which might have it's own benefits.
     
  15. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member


    Ah, i couldnt see that from the pictures. I guess that "chimney effect" would draw it out . Interesting.
     
  16. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Maybe Hulkemberg's car now?
     
  17. I just read on f1hirek.hu that Senna, Liuzzi or Heidfeld are the 3 guys they're thinking about.
     
  18. Anthony Davidson has revealed he is officially out of the running and will definitely drive for Peugeot in the Le Mans Series. He felt that the driver to take over had to be a championship challenger though, which in my opinion, rules out every other available driver on this planet.