Difference in opinion led to Vasseur exit


Following the departure of Fred Vassuer from Renault, it has come to light that his resignation was due to differences in where the team is heading towards in the future.

The Frenchman departed by mutual consent with Renault president Jerome Stoll and managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

Vasseur added that the French manufacturer's needs one leader as they were too many different opinions within the team last year.

"The reason is that there was too much different vision in the management of the team, so at this stage I think it makes sense for me to leave," he told Motorsport.com.

"For the Renault team also, 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."

The 49-year-old also revealed that he made his decision in the first week of January after thinking hard about his future during his time off.

"We had a discussion straight after Abu Dhabi at the end of last season, and we tried to find the best compromise and the best organisation for 2017," he said. 

"I took one or two weeks off and I made my decision in the first week of January. It is much better to stop right now."