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Renault ‘frustrated’ by low-profile F1 success

Renault has admitted it is “frustrated” its world-beating efforts in formula one are going largely unnoticed.

For the past three seasons, despite having pulled out of F1 as a constructor, the French engine supplier has been a crucial part of Red Bull’s title successes.

But operating chief Carlos Tavares admitted: “We are frustrated by the lack of recognition we get for beating the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes.

“It is true that I think we deserve better,” he is quoted by autocar.co.uk.

“It is clear that we must create a bigger buzz around what we do.”

In 2013, Red Bull’s title sponsor is Infiniti, the luxury arm of the Renault-linked carmaker Nissan.

Renault also supplies engines to Lotus, Williams and Caterham.