Are Honda's woes masking Renault's troubles?

Are Honda's woes masking Renault's troubles?

McLaren-Honda woes have taken centre stage so far in Formula 1 testing, but it has hardly been smooth sailing for Renault and its teams. As it looks to close the gap to Mercedes and Ferrari, is this simply a case of taking one step back to go forwards?

For much of pre-season testing so far Red Bull-Renault has flown under the radar, logging a decent but not spectacular number of laps, and setting a decent but not particularly spectacular pace.

Other than a couple of niggly problems with the new Renault engine on day one at Barcelona last week, and a subsequent exhaust issue on day three, Red Bull enjoyed a relatively trouble-free first test.

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