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.
And although Red Bull has exploited Mercedes trouble to take three wins with Daniel Ricciardo, it has been clear for some time that a new approach was needed if Renault was to return to form.
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