Lotus Renault GP R31
Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Lotus Renault GP
and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. RS27-2011 V8 engine installed as a fully-stressed member.
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion springs and transverse-mounted damper
units mounted in the top of the gearbox casing. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to
maximise speed of gearshifts.
Kevlar-reinforced rubber fue l cell by ATL.
Separate oil and water radiators located in the car’s sidepods and cooled using airflow from the car’s forward
MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.
Carbon discs and pads.
Calipers by AP Racing.
Master cylinders by AP racing and Brembo.
Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point harness seat belt
by OMP Racing. Steering wheel integrates gear change and clutch paddles, and rear wing adjuster.
Motor generator unit driving into front of engine with batteries as an energy store.
Motor Generator supplied by Renault Sport F1.
Electronic control unit by Magneti-Marelli.