I can’t believe I hadn’t focused on it but I just realised this week how bad it would be for Renault if they don’t win the constructors championship.
As Alonso is going to McLaren next year even if he wins the drivers world championship then his number 1 would go to McClaren and all of the status too. If Renault don’t win the constructors then next year it will be as though they won nothing. All of the benefits of having a world champion in your stable will be elsewhere.
And while Michael might be 12 points behind Alonso. Ferrari are only two points behind Renault.