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Renault R31 - forward exhausts 11 February 2011

Renault are no strangers to radical exhaust solutions, having launched a design that blew on to the diffuser with the RE30 at Monaco in 1983, and side-exit exhausts on the RE50 in 1985. This season the exits are low down, just in front of the sidepods, in order to accelerate the airflow to the rear diffuser. They are angled backwards slightly, with a very long pipe length designed to minimise the torque and power handicap that comes with the unusual positioning.