MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

The Renault team tarnished by 'crashgate' is ironically a very different entity from the one that blew its world championship bid in 1983

Regardless of your feelings of the rights and wrongs of the penalties applied to Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, it was difficult not to be moved by the quiet, dignified resolve of those that stepped up to the mark in the aftermath.

Bob Bell, the softly spoken, good-humoured technical director and now new team principal, sat in the unfamiliar pitlane perch and wore a rueful smile as Romain Grosjean did a near carbon-copy in first practice of the infamous Turn 17 crash of Nelson Piquet.

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