Renault feels it is a case of mission accomplished at the Forumla 1 Monaco Grand Prix but insists it will not relent in its push for improvements to catch up engine rivals Mercedes and Ferrari.

The French manufacturer saw its customer teams achieve strong results on the streets of Monte Carlo, with Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat taking fourth closely followed by his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in fifth.

Toro Rosso leave Monaco with mixed emotions after Carlos Sainz Jr battled his way from a pit lane start to tenth place, while Max Verstappen failed to finish after suffering a high-speed accident with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean.

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Indeed, Monaco saw the French manufacturer record its best overall result of the year and Ricciardo claimed the fastest lap of the race. Renault's director of operations Remi Taffin says it was a job well done.

"We arrived in Monaco focused on one thing, delivering consistent and reliable performance. We leave knowing we achieved this aim," Taffin said. "It's a step forward and follows our expected development curve. With another box ticked, we need to keep to this plan in the coming races."

Due to the tight and twisty nature of the Monaco street circuit, outright power unit performance was going to be less of a deciding factor compared to other tracks on the Formula 1 calendar, but Taffin feels delivering two top five results shows his team is on the right track.

"We know it will be hard - there's no doubt about it - but this result confirms we are on track and going in the right direction. We will not give up until we are back to where we need to be."