Indeed, Abiteboul said to the french Autohebdo late in december that "they concentrated the use of the tokens around the suspensions in order to unlock aerodynamic performance on the rear axle"
-Is Renault copying the 2020 Mercedes trick?
Merc relocated the front arm of the lower wishbone and placed it at the very back.
Yellow arrow= classic wishbone and front arm
Green arrow= Mercedes layout: you can barely see the arm - what you can hardly see here is the usual rear leg of the lower whisbone
Mercedes has reversed the lower wishbone... They wanted the area upstream of the diffuser to be as clear and unobstructed as possible.
Here is the pink W10 vs the W11
Conventional vs Merc
Obviously the new suspensions must remain as strong as the normal ones, despite this radical positionning, and remain light, and avoid to messing up the kinematics and the cars behavior : )
-Or Renault will 'just' revize the inboard components of their suspensions and the kinematics...
-Or something else around their suspensions
Edited by Alburaq, 31 January 2021 - 15:27.