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How serious is the threat to Renault's F1 future?

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How serious is the threat to Renault's F1 future?
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Oct 31, 2019, 12:40 PM

The 2019 season has not been one to remember for Renault, and questions are now being asked about the team's place in Formula 1. Is that really in jeopardy, and would its parent company be throwing away a potential bright future if it did exit?

From the moment Renault had Daniel Ricciardo's signature on a contract for 2019, the team's Formula 1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul accepted that his job would never be the same again.

Not from an immediate performance perspective, because both the team and seven-time grand prix winner Ricciardo knew this season would be a building block for bigger and brighter things for the future. Instead, what changed for Renault that day was that external expectations increased, and certainly far exceeded anything it thought was realistic for this year.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Renault F1 Team
Author Jonathan Noble