Renault drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz are a huge boost for their team’s strength in their road to the top of Formula 1, says their technical director Nick Chester.

In the first season of Renault’s return to the F1 as a chassis manufacturer their drivers were Magnussen and Palmer, but in 2017 they were boosted with Hulkenberg from Force India while on the eve of the season Sainz joined the team from Toro Rosso preparing for his first full season in the Enstone team.

Two high-quality and fast drivers are exactly what Renault needed to be able