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Renault's new R.S.18 may struggle to keep its cool

Renault's quest for aerodynamic performance with the design of its new R.S.18 has led to cooling complications, admits CTO Bob Bell. The French team enjoyed a significant step forward in 2017, especially after the introduction of an updated aerodynamic package at the British Grand Prix. The Enstone outfit spared no effort to optimise the design of its 2018 charger, but the evolution has come at a bit of a price on the cooling front at a time when teams' engine allocation falls from four to just three units this year. Renault's Bell details the potential impact of the new rule on the team's R.S.18. "It can effect some of the thermal conditions we have to meet on integrating the power...
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