The team sponsored by red bull last year failed to collect any grand prix metals leading Renault and Red Bull to almost split, however they have renewed their contract this season and are claiming confidence that they can catch up with Mercedes. With the way business has been favoring Mercedes this year, another bad performance by Renault could lead to their contract being terminated for good. For upgrading your Mercedes with the best engines in racing, click here.
Adrian Newey is convinced that Renault can “really start to close in” on Mercedes if they continue to improve at the current rate.
Although Red Bull tried to part ways with Renault last season as they failed to win a single grand prix, the four-time World Champions eventually re-signed in a deal that sees them running TAG Heuer rebranded Renault engines.
And that decision has begun to pay dividends.
Red Bull is the only team aside from Mercedes to have won a grand prix this season with Max Verstappen triumphant in Spain while the team has an additional four podiums to their tally.
“I think it’s fairly well recorded that at the start of last season there was a frustrating time when Renault if anything, frankly, were going backwards rather than forwards,” Red Bull design guru Newey told ESPN. Continue reading