The rumors of the departure of Pastor Maldonado at the last minute the team were confirmed by the venezuelan, who acknowledged that there will be in F1 for 2016, although it works to see if you can come back in 2017. The output is due to a lack of agreement of PDVSA with the team Renault F1 and lost the sponsorship, Maldonado was no longer interesting for the reborn team galo. Kevin Magnussen was the pilot who sounded to its replacement, and has finally been officially confirmed.
The young pilot Danish will be the official pilot next to Jolyon Palmer. The third pilot of the team Renault F1, will be Esteban Ocon. Kevin is returning to F1 after not having competed during 2015, while in Australia replaced Fernando Alonso at McLaren for his accident at the test in Barcelona, but his work was confined to the simulator, where it seems that he did not do a very good job in Woking and that is why he came to his dismissal. Now go back up to F1 to run the season 2016 as official pilot of Renault.
As I said, Esteban Ocon will be the reserve driver, who will accompany the Spanish Carmen Jorda, who will remain as a driver of development and not leave the team despite the many changes in the new team after the purchase of Lotus. In addition, Renault Sport F1 Team has also released its new structure, with Bob Bell, Nick Chester and Rémi Taffin occupying important positions in Enstone (Uk). But also Viry-Châtillon (France) will be another central neurological control of the new team together to Enstone.
Jeróme Stroll will be the team’s president, supported by Cyril Abyteboul as general director, with Bob Bell as technical director of the team. Bob will have under its guardianship to Nick Chester, technical director of chassis, and Rémi Taffin as technical director of engines. By the side of sponsors, Total will be with Renault, with new additions such as the manufacturer of watches, Bell&Ross, the acoustic engineering company Devialet, and renewed with Microsoft and EMC, which already appeared in the Lotus.