This is going to be a big season for the Renault works team. It has lost its leading customer (Red Bull) to Honda, so now it's up to Team Enstone to show it can take up the mantle and lead the Renault-powered brigade.
Renault was fourth in the constructors' championship last year, which was financially a valuable achievement, but the gap to Red Bull in the standings was 297 points. That's the equivalent of roughly seven one-two finishes, so it's an arduous task to close that gap.
Another problem is that teams such as Racing Point, Sauber, McLaren and Haas are all gunning for that coveted fourth, so Renault needs to do a lot better and score a lot more points.