Why Renault does not need to panic just yet

Why Renault does not need to panic just yet

Renault's had a troubled return to Formula 1 as a manufacturer team, and has faced criticism for its work behind the scenes as well. But it can take encouragement from the title-winning teams of the current millennium - including itself

Only three top-10 finishes in 17 races, with a car that has qualified near the back of the grid for most of the season. Renault's return to Formula 1 as a works entrant has certainly not been glorious.

As well as this paucity of results, and difficulty convincing some experienced F1 drivers and personnel to join its cause, paddock insiders have raised serious questions concerning Renault's chain of command.

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