Carlos Ghosn: “In January we will talk about pilots”


Renault returns to Formula 1 as team and this requires a long process of adaptation. The French firm knows this and although he lives the first few days after executing the purchase of Lotus F1 Team, there is no time to lose. Carlos Ghosn has a clear and in his role as CEO of the brand Enstone, has given some clues as to the future. The pattern of Renault estimates that the team will need three years to be able to fight at the top of the championship. This objective is to improve the performance of the power unit and get a team of guarantees.

The first step is to focus efforts on the own Renault team, looking out for the interests of the formation. That implies, according to Carlos Ghosn to follow a different policy in which the power units are concerned: “we will Continue to supply engines to other teams, but according to the interests of our own team”. The CEO of Renault nor is it ties their hands with respect to its lineup of pilots and in fact hinted that the board of Renault is analyzing the situation. Lotus signed a contract with Pastor Maldonado and Jolyon Palmer, but the French firm might have other plans.

In fact, Carlos Ghosn fixed the month of January as a cutoff point to decide on the alignment of team riders. Without Romain Grosjean, the new team Renault does not have a French driver on the payroll and the signature of the diamond is very interested in having a compatriot in the team. For the moment, the CEO of Renault leaves the door open to possible changes: “we will Wait a few weeks to make any announcement. I speak of a meeting in January 2016 in which we will explain the organization of the team, the objectives and the strategy. we will Also talk about riders and sponsors“.