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In and out of Formula 1 since 2002, at least as a works team, the Renault team is still trying to find its feet since repurchasing the team from Lotus in 2016.

Having been an engine manufacturer in the late 1970s to the midway '80s, Renault finally took the plunge and entered Formula 1 as a works team in 2002.

Rebranding the Benetton team with Flavio Briatore at the helm, the team had a successful debut campaign as it finished fourth in the championship.

Three years later Renault won the first of two World titles with Fernando Alonso taking the Drivers' crown while, together with Giancarlo Fisichella, they also wrapped up the Constructors'.

There was a repeat performance the following season before Alonso left and Renault had a winless 2007 campaign.

The Spaniard returned in 2008, playing a role in Renault's most controversial moment in F1.

Although not known at the time, Alonso won the Singapore GP when his then team-mate Nelson Piquet Jr was ordered to crash his car thus helping his team-mate to the win.

Piquet Jr spilled the beans when he lost his drive, resulting in a PR nightmare for Renault and the banning of Briatore.

2008 marked Renault's final years as F1 race winners with Alonso also P1 at the Japanese GP.

The team was sold to Lotus, who ran it from 2012 to 2015, before Renault bought it back in the hope of repeating past glory. As yet they have not.

In four years the team has yet to reach the podium, with those in charge continuously saying they are putting building blocks in place.

There were signs of improvement in 2019 with Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg fourth and fifth at the Italian GP. However, for every step forward Renault took on the race track, it seemed to be followed by one back.

Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon will fly the flag for Renault in 2020. But those building blocks need to pay off in 2020 or Renault may not stick around much longer.

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