Light at the end of the tunnel for Renault

Light at the end of the tunnel for Renault

Things are bad for the French engine manufacturer. So why was Lotus making positive noises? EDD STRAW tries to find out

No one in their right mind would put a penny on a Renault-engined car winning the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Come to mention it, even putting money down on one being a classified finisher there would be tremendously foolhardy, the equivalent of backing a 500-1 shot for the Grand National because you like the name. So why exactly was there so much positivity from Lotus both publicly and in private after Saturday's final day of the first of two pre-season tests in Bahrain?

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