Boss thinks Renault committed to F1

Renault's acting team boss does not think the French carmaker is about to quit Formula One. The team has been through the mill with the 'crash-gate' scandal, but Bob Bell believes the most telling sign is that Renault has remained ...

Renault's acting team boss does not think the French carmaker is about to quit Formula One.

The team has been through the mill with the 'crash-gate' scandal, but Bob Bell believes the most telling sign is that Renault has remained committed throughout.

The team's image has been muddied, Flavio Briatore, Pat Symonds and title sponsor ING have all departed, and now star driver Fernando Alonso is set to switch to Ferrari for the 2010 season.

"It's been an extremely deep and difficult crisis, not just for the team but for the parent organisation," Bell said at Suzuka. "The fact Renault has stood by us through all this speaks volumes to their commitment both to the team and to Formula One."

Asked however if he thinks Renault will be the next departure, he added: "They've stood by us and I think that answers the question for you."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Flavio Briatore
Teams Ferrari