The French house evaluates the cut of 8 thousand jobs: F1 is not a priority. But the money of the tycoon Mazepin may be the turning point
Goodbye dreams of grandeur. The times when Renault fought at the top in Formula 1 are far away, embodying the avant-garde with its turbo engines, so much so that they were the first to succeed with Jean Pierre Jabouille in Dijon in 1979. But it seems prehistory even when the French brand conquered Repeating World Cup as supplier of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull in the last seasons of the aspirated V8s (2010-2013). The transition to the era of hybrid power units marked the beginning of an infinite crisis for Régie. And the return, five years ago, as an official team, after taking over Lotus and the English plants in Enstone, did not change the trend. Now, to the technical problems are added the economic ones.