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Renault R26 - additional venting gills 18 March 2006

Renault, like most teams, have improved the cooling capabilities of their car for Malaysia, to help guarantee engine reliability in the hot and humid conditions. A couple of additional venting gills have been placed at the top of the sidepod (small arrow and magnified area), requiring no change to the sidepod's profile, and asymmetrical cooling chimneys have been added (large left arrow). Such minimal modifications for Malaysia highlight the reduced cooling needs of the new V8 engines over last year's V10s.