Stoll to step down as president of Renault Sport Racing

Renault Sport president Jérôme Stoll will step down from his role with the French manufacturer at the end of the year.

At the helm of Renault Sport since 2016, Stoll over saw Renault’s return to F1 as a works outfit and the building of a structure that would put the company back at the highest level of the sport to compete for the world championship.

“Over the past five years, a reinforced and stabilised organisation has been deployed,” said Renault in a statement issued on Tuesday.

“Human, technical and financial resources matching the ambitions have been put in place and the progress of Renault F1 Team has been clear.

“With a record points tally in 2020, three podium finishes and an average of twice as many points per GP as last season, Renault DP World F1 Team enjoyed its best season ever as it continued to improve and position itself as a credible challenger for the future.

“During this five-year period, many changes have also been introduced: new technical regulations, budget cap introduction and the new Concorde agreements.”

Stoll admitted that the challenging of rebuilding an F1 team has been a “tough”, but also an opportunity he felt privileged to experience.

“These five years as President of Renault Sport Racing have been very intense,” said the Frenchman. “Taking up the challenge of rebuilding a Formula 1 team is tough, it takes time, commitment and unfailing determination.

“A first step has been taken with a team and drivers that we can now see on the podium. I appreciate the privilege of being able to be part of all these changes and all our progress.

“Motorsport, and even more so Formula 1, is above all a human adventure, encounters, bonds that are forged, joys, disappointments and invaluable rewards.

“A new chapter is now opening with Alpine and I am sure the best is yet to come. I am happy and proud to have been part of this great adventure with such great people.”

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Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul said: “What a long way we have come together from the start of the project in June 2015 to this season’s podiums.

“Jérôme’s passion for competition as well as his loyalty to the women and men of the team have been of invaluable help over the years.

“His support as well as his strategic vision have enabled us to overcome many hurdles and advance our ideas in an increasingly complex environment.

“Today, a new adventure begins with Alpine and the F1 team will be a major asset for the development of the brand. Thank you Jérôme for your trust, your advice and your loyalty.”

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