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Renault waiting for impact of the blown diffuser regulation

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July.08 – The Renault team principal Eric Boullier said his team would wait and see what impact the blown diffuser regulation tweaks will have on its car at Silverstone before deciding on a plan for the Nurburgring.

 

Renault is unconfident regarding how big an impact the ban on off-throttle use of blown diffusers will have on its car – with the R31 having been built around the forward exhaust concept.

“Our concept of the front exhausts was obviously to maximise the blowing floor so we have to work forward and think differently, because anyway next year it will not be allowed. We still have our concept and still have a lot of gain coming in the coming weeks, but we won’t spend too much to develop this one if it is forbidden this year.”

Renault waits for what impact the blown diffuser regulation tweaks will have on its car at Silverstone before deciding on a plan for the Nurburgring.

“We may think to bring a solution like this [to Germany],” said Boullier. “To be honest it is still early. We have built it up and we have tested it at the aero test, and we still need to wait for the damage/loss with this blowing to see if we want to bring it for one free practice session.”

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