Renault and Liverpool both enjoyed stints of success in the 1980s and mid-2000s, but are now working hard to plot a return to the very pinnacle of their sports after slipping back from the front-runners for a brief period.

Renault’s return to F1 in 2016 was not an easy decision, but the clear goal was to invest heavily, expand the facilities and try to get back to the top of the pile. Liverpool had a similar slip back through the early 2010s as it struggled to keep up with the likes of Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea, but is now back in the thick of it under the leadership of Jurgen Klopp.

Carlos Sainz F1 Driver Profile 2018

You can even draw a nice comparison of the team’s top talent being a one-time cast-off from a rival. Red Bull junior Carlos Sainz Jr. was never meant to get a Toro Rosso seat, only for Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari to give him a reprieve. Similarly, Mohamed Salah - now Liverpool’s talisman - was ditched by Chelsea for just €15 million back in 2015. Now he’s being linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid for a world record fee!