A closer look at Renault's resurgence

A closer look at Renault's resurgence

After a dismal 2009, Renault has been one of the main surprises of the start of the 2010 season. Tony Dodgins analyses the reasons behind the French squad's good form

Inevitably, it's been the exploits of the Big Four (McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes) and the return of Michael Schumacher that has garnered most of the attention in the season's first four grands prix. But, for me, the Renault performance has been one of 2010's great pluses.

Okay, let's not get too carried away. It's not been earth-shattering but it's been significantly better than many were predicting at the back end of last year. After the first four races they have 46 points on the board, only 12 fewer than Mercedes and 28 clear of Force India among the mid-grid battlers. The elements may have helped but Robert Kubica has repeatedly troubled the big boys rather than occupying his projected station in the midfield.

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