A lucky visitor to the Bahrain GP snapped this picture of the new Renault front wing, as seen briefly in Barcelona testing. With its wide curvy cascades and uprightless endplates, this is Renaults most contemporary wing since the new aero regulations came in.
Renault have produced a state of the art gearbox, certainly compared to last years. At the Launch James Allison told me the two boxes would look totally different if placed next to each other and they are. They’ve retained the Ti case, but added no carbon to the outer surfaces. Its certainly slimmer too, judging by the bulges to clear the clutch and gears along the side. The dampertorsion bar arrangement is neat too, again using near vertical torsion bars but moved right to the front of the case. Thus the dmapers are inclined backwards toward the rear fo the case and the antiroll bar is clearly visible at the very front of the case. It appears as though the case is shorter and the differential lower too.