Renault is adamant it can take positives away from the Canadian Grand Prix despite only one of its cars finishing in the points.
The French manufacturer's managing director Cyril Abiteboul has declared his squad is on top of its reliability issues after not suffering a technical-related DNF for the third race in a row.
However, Abiteboul is aware the results are nowhere near what is expected from Red Bull or Toro Rosso and says Renault has a long term plan to rectify its 2015 season.
Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat was the only Renault-powered points scorer in Montreal, while his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo's frustrating 13th made him feel like he was 'banging his head against a wall'.
The Toro Rosso duo were equally underwhelming with Carlos Sainz Jr taking 12th and Max Verstappen 15th, despite the Dutch driver receiving a fifth new power unit in Canada.
“The results are nothing to write home about, but there are a number of positives to take away from the weekend,” Abiteboul said. “For the third race in a row we have not experienced any reliability worries. Now we have this we can move our attention to performance, working with the teams to get the most from both the engine and chassis.
“As we have said before, we are playing the long game, so we need to keep our eyes on the future and not get distracted when the results do not come our way, as has been the case this weekend.”
Renault's director of operations Remi Taffin echoed Abiteboul's comments and felt his team had a 'trouble-free weekend' in Canada.
“The unit behaved as expected and confirmed that the correlation between track and dyno is now working well,” Taffin said. “We have another couple of power sensitive tracks coming up, so now reliability is under control we can prioritise the performance upgrades without sacrificing consistency or driveability.”