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Renault braced for 2019 compromises amid reliability issues

Renault is willing to “compromise” aspects of its 2019 season as part of its objective to pull clear of Formula 1’s midfield, in the wake of reliability issues. Renault asserted pre-season that it had made performance and reliability gains with its power unit but it has had several problems through the opening trio of grands prix. The MGU-K, which has been a weakness in recent years, has been at fault for a handful of the setbacks, with a suspected software issue halting Nico Hulkenberg in China. That came in the wake of an updated specification being introduced in response to the problems that hit Renault in Bahrain, as well as the failure that truncated Renault-powered...
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