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Renault part ways with team principal Frederic Vasseur // Hülkenberg reports to a new boss at Enstone

Published by Christine Blachford

Renault part ways with team principal Frederic Vasseur
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Renault and team principal Frederic Vasseur have confirmed they have parted ways by mutual consent, leaving the running of the team to Jérôme Stoll and Cyril Abiteboul. Although Vasseur’s departure has been agreed mutually, it sounds as though things weren’t quite as amicable as you might hope.

He says: “There was too different a vision in the management of the team. If you want to perform in F1, you need to have one leader in the team and one single way. If you have two different visions then the result is that the work inside the team is slow.” Vasseur explains that he had a few weeks off over Christmas and realised he needed to leave upon returning to work, but admits it is frustrating to have only just started the foundations of the new team and be unable to see the progress.

Meanwhile, new Renault driver Nico Hülkenberg has tempered his expectations, saying: “I am excited and super motivated to start work with my new team but we have to be careful not to expect too much right away, we have to work harder and better to catch the train back up.”