Renowned Motorsport journalist and expert James Allen commented on the departure of Frederic Vasseur from the post of head of the team Renault.
“Care Vasser is a blow for Renault, because he’s a really talented Manager, wrote Allen in his blog. — It makes sense to assume that politics is involved here.
Cyril Abitboul was inconvenient to lead in Viry, so he moved to Enstone, and Vasser in Viry. If the team is not based on the team, it makes sense to think about.
Vasser is a real expert in the management of race teams. Abitbul, currently the Executive Director of Renault Sport, a very bright person and a great negotiator, but there is one “but”: all his actions are political in nature. In Formula 1, he managed to direct Caterham, that nothing good has not resulted. And now it turns out that all who come to the team, needs to get along with Abitbol and Stolla, who heads the unit.
In the next few years, Renault needs to reach a new level on all fronts. Everyone says that the French engine has become even better, and Red Bull Racing hopes to become an equal rival Mercedes in the upcoming season.
So the factory team had fallen even more pressure, because she can’t avoid comparisons with one of the best from the point of view of aerodynamics teams in the peloton with the same engine. Nevertheless they somehow will need to beat in next years Red Bull, which, moreover, some of the best riders.
Since Toro Rosso in the upcoming season will be also with the motors Renault, the factory team must at least be around the team from Faenza, otherwise the undertaking will look extremely unsightly.
Renault have a good racing team in the face of [Nico] Hulkenberg and [Jolyon] Palmer, however, the entire 2017 will be spent on development, and in 2018, the team will be ambitious and might want to sign the world champion or contender for the championship and closer to the struggle for leadership.
The fact that the team is able to implement it, just need an equally strong leader, as the Wasser — and he just left!”
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