Stoll steps down as Renault Sport president

Date published: December 15 2020 - Jon Wilde

Jerome Stoll

Jerome Stoll, president of Renault Sport Racing since 2016 which incorporated the company’s return to F1, is to leave his role at the end of this year.

Stoll will bow out on a high note with Renault having achieved their record points tally of 181 in 2020 and three podium finishes from drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon.

Under Stoll’s leadership, Renault Sport Racing have also won three Formula E constructors’ titles with Renault e.dams and a drivers’ title via Sebastien Buemi.

The Tunisia-born 66-year-old steps down ahead of Renault F1’s branding switch to Alpine for next year, when Fernando Alonso will join Ocon to comprise the driver line-up.

Stoll said: “These five years as President of Renault Sport Racing have been very intense.

“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.

“The Formula E titles and seeing young drivers racing in our cars in the Eurocup or Clio Cup are an integral part of what has been a wonderful experience.

“I owe a lot to every collaborator in this company. They are committed and determined to give their best to make our brand and our values shine.

“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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Jerome Stoll, Cyril Abiteboul

Renault CEO Luca de Meo said: “Jérôme’s connection to the company and his conviction that motorsport is part of the brand’s DNA contributed to Renault’s return to Formula 1 as a complete team.

“His experience and expertise, acquired during his career at Renault, have been key assets in the structuring and progression of our F1 team.

“For all this work accomplished over the last five years, thank you Jérôme.”

Renault F1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul commented: “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, advice and loyalty.”

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