The Grove Racing driver is understood to have suffered with cabin temperatures throughout the earlier marketing campaign, regardless of Supercars drivers usually utilizing cool fits throughout longer races.
He was worst affected within the opening leg of the Gold Coast 500 whereas trialling an electrical cool swimsuit versus the normal dry ice system.
Reynolds managed to outlive a gruelling 250-kilometres across the brutal avenue circuit and end second, however wanted to be monitored by medical employees throughout the post-race media convention.
Whereas the lower-downforce Gen3 automobiles aren’t anticipated to create as a lot front-end warmth that may soak via to the cabin, Reynolds is not taking any possibilities forward of the brand new season.
Talking as a part of an Australian Grand Prix announcement immediately, he revealed that he has bought a house sauna to raised put together his physique for lengthy, sizzling races.
“Final yr, I struggled with the warmth actually dangerous,” mentioned the 2017 Bathurst 1000 winner.
“For some cause, our automotive was quite a bit hotter than all the opposite automobiles, so how I’ve ready myself this yr is I’ve purchased slightly sauna – a field with a door that may get actually sizzling – that I can sit in there to attempt to get used to the warmth once more.
“In order that’s one factor I’ve carried out totally different.”
Reynolds added that his pre-season preparation has additionally included making an attempt to rid himself of outdated habits that solely labored within the previous-generation of automotive.
“Given the automobiles are so new to drive, I am making an attempt to neglect all of the outdated methods that I used to have driving the outdated automobiles,” he mentioned.
“I am nonetheless studying, it is nonetheless very new for all of is. Hopefully I can perceive it faster than everybody else. However I actually do not know.”
The brand new season, and new period for Supercars with the Gen3 automobiles, will kick off on the streets of Newcastle in simply eight days time.
Because it stands there are nonetheless quite a few query marks over the ultimate specification of the automobiles, with issues over parity nonetheless being addressed with ongoing aero testing.
Reynolds has been one of many extra outspoken drivers on the matter, final week refuting claims of sandbagging throughout testing by the Chevrolet groups and expressing concern over a perceived tempo deficit for the Mustang.