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Will Limited Laps for Renault Engines Give Other Teams a Leg Up on Red Bull?

Renault-powered cars have won the last four Formula One Drivers' and Constructors' Championships, along with six of the last nine. In the first two days of 2014 preseason testing, though, Renault has looked like anything but a dominant force. Renault is supplying engines to four teams this season: Red Bull, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham. With completely new and more complex engines being developed, though, reliability has been a key concern for the teams. The only way to know for sure whether the new machines are reliable is to use them on the track, testing their limits. So far, in terms of totals laps run at the Circuito de Jerez, the Renault-powered teams are lagging significantly behind those using Mercedes and Ferrari e...

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