Kubica Worried about Renault's Lack of Aero Updates for Monaco
The Pole, who switched to the Enstone based team following three and a half years of driving for BMW, said he has always enjoyed a specific bodywork package for the unique street layout.
"Unfortunately we don't have a specific downforce level for here," he revealed to reporters on Wednesday. "Normally from the past I was used to having some different wings with more downforce. "Drag and efficiency is not so important here in Monaco, but we will be using practically the same wings as all year, so we will have to see if our downforce level is good for here," he added.
The 25-year-old is currently eighth in the drivers' championship, having finished four of the five races so far in the points. Front-runners like McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes GP have all prepared a special aero packages for Monaco.
“Monaco requires a particular set-up and therefore whilst we will run our new aero package but we will revert to our previous specification suspension system to allow for the steering lock required around this unique circuit”, Mercedes GP team principal Ross Brawn explains.
The Monaco GP allows much lower speeds than any other Grand Prix Circuit, so most teams bring a different aerodynamic setting. The aim is to have an increased downforce, but not for greater cornering speeds since the average speed in most corners is too low for aerodynamics to make a difference. The extra downforce is needed to shorten brake distances and to keep the cars stable under acceleration.