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Renault declare 2011 R31 and exhaust was a failure

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Lotus-Renault GP technical director James Allison says that 2011 Renault R31 and exhaust concept was unsuccessful. Only Renault team was adopt a forward exhaust layout and they are expecting more performance, now the team admits that the concept produce ineffective results.

“I regard it as a bold, but ultimately failed experiment,” said Allison, Autosport reports.

“We were the only team to adopt a forward exhaust layout, and we did so with high hopes, buoyed by very strong windtunnel numbers.”We came out of the blocks adequately well, although it was clear from the first test that the delivered downforce was not as high as we had expected,” he said.

“The season which followed has been difficult for everyone at Enstone. The layout which had promised so much, and which, had it delivered, would have been almost impossible to copy, proved very tricky to develop and had a fundamental weakness in slow corners that has been an albatross around our neck all year.

“We look forward to moving on in 2012 with all-new exhaust rules and a chance to wipe the slate clean.”

Renault Team boss Eric Boullier said, they are maintain focus and enjoy the last race of the season

“When you score points and achieve positive results, it helps a team’s motivation and keeps people upbeat,” said Boullier. Contrarily, when a team is suffering from lack of form and other adversity it becomes challenging to keep the spirits of the troops high.

“During a long, hard season that challenge becomes more prevalent, and hopefully we have managed to keep morale at a reasonable level during the hard times we have faced in recent weeks. India and Abu Dhabi were poor races from our perspective, but it’s important that we maintain our focus and enjoy the last race of the season.”


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