Stoll steps down after five years as president of Renault Sport Racing
Jérôme Stoll has decided to step down as president of Renault Sport Racing after five years at the helm.
During Stoll's tenure, Renault returned to Formula 1 as a factory team in 2016, enjoying its best season to date in 2020 in terms of its points total, and with Daniel Ricciardo scoring the manufacturer's first podiums for nine years.
The Formula 1 team will rebrand from 2021 as Alpine.
Renault Sport Racing has also won in Formula E with three constructors’ titles with Renault e.dams and a drivers’ title with Sébastien Buemi before handing over to Nissan while maintaining the powertrain development activities.
Explaining his departure, 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.”
Expressing his gratitude for the work undertaken by Stoll, 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 Abitebou, who was part of the journey from the start with Stoll, addedl: "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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