Date: 18th September 2014 at 8:57am
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A lot of people in the paddock believe that Red Bull Racing could be a real contender in Singapore.

Whilst Daniel Ricciardo has taken three Grand Prix victories in his maiden season with the team, all three race wins have come following some kind of fall-out at Mercedes.

Either technical issues or contact between the duelling team-mates of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton has basically handed the victory to Ricciardo although credit does have to go to the Aussie for making the most of the situations gifted to him.

French engine manufacturer Renault have been heavily criticised this season, especially by Red Bull who have been powered by the firm for all four of their successive drivers and constructors titles.

But Renault insist they are now chasing a pole position to prove their outright pace, but also admit their development for 2014 has come to an end.

‘We know we can win races, and we are just in the position to be sure that we can grab this when there is opportunity, But what we are effectively after now is a pole position to show the pure pace – and it would obviously be easier to win a race in this condition.’ Renault’s head of trackside operations Remi Taffin told Autosport Magazine.

‘The most effort in terms of achieving what we wanted to achieve is behind us for this year, What we now get on track is actually the fruit of this work – and we now have the right direction to go for optimising the performance, plus we are able to repeat this every single race.

‘This is the most important thing to us. We know what performance we have got, we know how to get it any time we want.