Red Bull and Renault's recovery plan

Red Bull and Renault's recovery plan

After years of F1 domination, Red Bull and Renault were deposed by Mercedes in 2014 - and the cracks started to show. But as JONATHAN NOBLE discovered, major change is under way

Renault and Red Bull may be bracing themselves for a tough time at the power track that is Monza this weekend, but a newly agreed recovery plan has provided optimism that they can get back on terms with 2014 Formula 1 pacesetter Mercedes as early as next year.

The relationship between the French car manufacturer and F1's reigning champion outfit had been pushed to near breaking point this season, on the back of the disappointing performance of Renault's new V6 turbo engine. A lack of power allied to a spate of reliability issues meant its teams struggled against Mercedes.

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