We all know that the 2020 Formula 1 season has now come to an end and these last few weeks have been full of news. We can remember that the North American team called Haas confirmed its two drivers for the 2021 season, which will be Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, however, this last driver was also involved in other news and scandal, which was also explained in this same website. Well today, December 15, 2020, Renault Sport has announced that its current president, Jerome Stoll, will leave his post at the French brand on December 31 of this year.
First of all, we have to remember that Jerome Stoll came to Renault back in 1980 but had to climb many positions to reach the position in which he currently resides. His main objective was to unite the parent company and plant, the motors division in Viry and also the competitive racing team of the French brand in Enstone. This is not the first time that Renault announced that Stoll would cease to be the president of Renault Sport since at the end of 2018, Thierry Koskas was supposed to replace him for a long term, however, Koskas decided Leaving the company a few days after being announced as the replacement resulted in Stoll being presented with another contract and Stoll agreed to continue in his position for a total of two more years. During this year, Jerome was in charge of supervising all the actions in general of the Renault Formula 1 team (it was a very important factor for the continuity of the French team in the highest category of motorsport under the name of Alpine F1), in addition to also was involved in the electric championship of Formula E.
“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.” Stoll commented.
“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.” He stated.
“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.” That is how he finished while saying goodbye to the French brand.
“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, Jerome for your trust, your advice and your loyalty.” Renault’s team principal, Cyril Abiteboul, commented.
Jerome was a great help for the entire restructuring process that Renault has had, since its two most recent championships in 2005 and 2006 at the hands of Fernando Alonso, the simple fact of seeing Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon on the Formula 1 podium, both in the same year, it must have been very satisfying for him.