How Renault is powering up through the F1 order
After continual stunted progress trying to climb the Formula 1 ranks, Renault showed genuine progress at a Spa, which played to the strengths of its RS20. With Monza next, its drivers have sights set on a long-awaited podium and a trip to the tattoo parlour
Up until the Belgian Grand Prix, 2020 had so far been a tepid season for Renault. The Anglo-French squad has arguably stagnated as perhaps the fifth or sixth-best Formula 1 team in recent years, fighting against an increasingly congested midfield.
Despite manufacturer backing, Renault has yet to score a single podium since returning to F1 as a works outfit, a statistic that will surely leave the team feeling slightly sore - especially as its engine department has helped McLaren claim two trips to the rostrum after recovering from the harrowing depths of its Honda tie-up.
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