Fred Vasseur leaves Renault F1 role

Fred Vasseur has left Renault after just a year in charge of the Anglo-French team.

Vasseur followed the likes of Christian Horner and Eric Boullier in making the transition from the sport’s second tier to a senior F1 role, while maintaining control of his ART teams. However amid some internal politics his future was in doubt for some time.

Renault says that company president Jerome Stoll and managing director Cyril Abiteboul will remain in charge.

A statement said: “After a first season spent relaunching and rebuilding its Formula 1 team, Renault Sport Racing and Frédéric Vasseur have agreed by mutual consent to part company, effective as of today.

“Both parties remain committed to maintaining the good working relationship they have enjoyed and expect this to take a new form sometime in the future.

“The outlook of Renault’s second season back in Formula 1, as well as the resources implemented to meet them, will be set out in detail at the presentation of the team’s new race car.”

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