Jerome Stoll, President of Renault Sport Racing, will step away from his role at the end of December, the French manufacturer has announced.
Stoll has supervised Renault’s development as a Formula 1 manufacturer since its return as a works team in 2016, as well as its success in Formula E, where it won three Teams’ Championships and a Drivers’ title with Sebastien Buemi.
In 2021, Renault’s F1 department will re-brand to Alpine F1 following its most successful season of the turbo-hybrid era, finishing fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with 181 points.
Stoll was originally set to depart his role in 2019 with Thierry Koskas named as his replacement, however Stoll continued when it was announced that Koskas had left the organisation.
“These five years as President of Renault Sport Racing have been very intense,” Stoll said.
“Taking up the challenge of rebuilding a Formula 1 team is tough, it takes time, commitment and unfailing determination.
“A first step has been taken with a team and drivers that we can now see on the podium. I appreciate the privilege of being able to be part of all these changes and all our progress.
“Motorsport, and even more so Formula 1, is above all a human adventure, encounters, bonds that are forged, joys, disappointments and invaluable rewards.
“A new chapter is now opening with Alpine and I am sure the best is yet to come. I am happy and proud to have been part of this great adventure with such great people.”
Renault has scored three podiums since its return in 2016, all of which came during the 2020 season.
Cyril Abiteboul, who heads the day-to-day operations of Renault’s F1 team, thanked Stoll for his guidance over the last five years.
“What a long way we have come together from the start of the project in June 2015 to this season’s podiums,” Abiteboul said.
“Jerome’s passion for competition as well as his loyalty to the women and men of the team have been of invaluable help over the years.
“His support as well as his strategic vision have enabled us to overcome many hurdles and advance our ideas in an increasingly complex environment.
“Today, a new adventure begins with Alpine and the F1 team will be a major asset for the development of the brand. Thank you Jérôme for your trust, your advice and your loyalty.”