Williams Renault had a glut of pole positions with Newey designed engines in the early 1990s and now Renault are achieving the same good results with Red Bull. But even allowing for that ‘Newey connection’ Renault’s record in F1 is impressive.
Another point is that unless I am mistaken, Renault were the ones who introduced turbo engines into F1 in the late 70s. I know that techonogly has changed a lot in the last 30+ years but with that experience behind them, I find it odd that a lot of people elsewhere are already writing Renault Turbo engines off against the Ferraris, Mercs and later Hondas. Furthermore, now there are stricter fuel and weight restrictions and those rules might favour Renault more than the “heavies”.