F1 » Renault evaluating taking back full control of its F1 team..?


Speculation is suggesting that having sold off 85 per cent of its F1 team to Genii Capital last winter, Renault is keen to regain full control of the Enstone-based outfit now that circumstances have changed...

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Calvin _

September 02, 2010 4:52 PM
Last Edited 1490 days ago

If the team are getting the results, who cares how much money has been invested into it? What this smacks of is Renault looking at the progress being made by the current management and feeling jealous. The knee jerk pull out after Singapore-gate shouldn't have happened, except Renault were worried about the bad press.

Renault probably feel how Mercedes feel when they look at McLaren.

Cobalt

September 02, 2010 5:07 PM

Lopez wants out. F1 is to expensive and not an investment he hoped for.

Only Bernie is making a huge profit. Get rid of Bernie, get somebody that will run F1 cheaper and investors and sponsors will stay.

Olek - Unregistered

September 02, 2010 5:32 PM

Robert has played a major part in all of this. Kubica has shown that he has the potential to be a World Champion, time and time again. Now everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon. I am sure many see in him what they saw in Alonso years ago. It will come down to $$$ if Renault can get the right price, they will buy back and use the F1 program to sell more cars. Kubica did not do this on his own, credit to the team for the car, tactics, pits, etc. But the concensus is that the renault is not a top car, & RK gets the max out of his car as opposed to other drivers.

Olek - Unregistered

September 02, 2010 5:36 PM

If Renault does buy back and puts in more resources, I think the fans can only benefit. With more competitive teams the better, and this will help "the show". We need this more than bringing back Briatorre to "help" promote "the show" at F1. It will also be intersting to see if Renault does produce a top car how Robert Kubica will perform as the "hunted" as opposed to his current role of the "hunter". Hopefully he will not be prone to mistakes like the one he had in the pits at Spa. GO Robert GO!

Cobalt

September 02, 2010 6:18 PM
Last Edited 1490 days ago

If Lopez wants to sell but Renault is not ready to buy or will not be able to keep up the current level of spending then there may be trouble ahead...

But I hope not.

Renault is a good investment now anyway, with top driver and engineers they will be real championship contenders for 2011.

rob01

September 02, 2010 7:43 PM

For the record, Renault are very happy with the Genii partnership, great visibility and a good relationship. No plans to change," added RF1paddockpass.

Renault also dismissed rumors that Felipe Massa could be headed to Renault next year, with Robert Kubica linked once again to Ferrari.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 02, 2010 7:53 PM

Calvin: "Renault probably feel how Mercedes feel when they look at McLaren"

...but not as bad as Honda must have felt when they looked at Brawn last year.

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