in Singapore and Russia.

A stronger front end could help that balance and would benefit in the first sector, which features a lot of high-speed direction changes.

Tyre warm-up is also expected to be an issue with Pirelli bringing its harder tyre compounds, and more downforce could help with this as it seeks to cut into the 33-point deficit it has to in the fight for fourth.

Hulkenberg, who has scored points in the last four grands prix and drawn himself level with on 34 points, believes Renault needs to eye a strong haul from . He admits Renault is not making the most of its opportunities, with the team managing to get both cars in the points just three times this year.

Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team R.S.19

, Renault F1 Team R.S.19

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