How Renault got its mojo back

How Renault got its mojo back

Just one year ago, Renault's F1 future looked bleak. Twelve months later, however, the situation could not be more different, with a team pushing to become a race winner again. Jonathan Noble talked to the team's new boss Gerard Lopez about how the team's fortunes have been turned around

Turn back the clocks a year. As Renault personnel began packing their bags for the trip to the Singapore Grand Prix, you could have forgiven them for feeling a bit of dread about the journey ahead.

The team was engulfed in the controversy surrounding its fixing of the 2008 night race, and it was bracing itself for an FIA hearing where, even if it escaped punishment, its parent company could choose to pull the plug on the whole operation. These were the darkest of days the Enstone operation had witnessed.

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