Why Renault is refusing to drop its lofty 2019 F1 aims

Why Renault is refusing to drop its lofty 2019 F1 aims

Renault targeted securing a clear fourth place in the 2019 constructors' championship, while closing the gap to the top teams. Right now, it's down in eighth. But it has made changes to try and rescue its campaign and deliver its key aims

As Renault Formula 1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul left the Barcelona circuit last Sunday night after his team had failed to score - again - and slipped to eighth in the standings, he had little doubt that the dark cloud that has hung over the manufacturer since Bahrain was still there.

It was just a few cruel seconds in Bahrain. Four laps from home, Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo ground to a halt within metres of each other at the first corner. It has been enough to derail Renault's 2019 campaign.

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