Renault has confirmed that it will be supplying modified power units to its two teams, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso, at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

The French engine maker has suffered with a run of poor reliability and performance in the opening four flyaway races, with the latest embarrassment coming at the finish of the previous Grand Prix in Bahrain, where Daniel Ricciardo crossed the finish line with another engine failure (pictured above).

The Australian driver is already on the brink of exceeding his allocation of five power units for the season; a further power unit replacement will see the three-time Grand Prix winner given a grid penalty.

“The three-week gap has given us an opportunity to look at all the information from the start of the season,” said Renault’s Director of Operations Rémi Taffin.

“We have been flat out to counter the issues encountered early on and we will have a modified spec of engine for this race that should give improved reliability and driveability.

“We are looking forward to Spain to see our hard work in action.”

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.