Renault’s leaving Formula E to focus on Formula 1
Yep, it’s the reverse of basically every story over the past few months. Unlike Porsche and Audi, who are both jumping ship from dino-juice-powered racing in favour of whizzing around on volts and amps, Renault’s going the other way.
Even though Renault’s been victorious for the past three years in a row – so, every season so far – the 2017/18 season will be the team’s last.
It makes sense, in a way – in 2018, they’re going to be running their own team as well as supplying engines to a (hopefully) resurgent McLaren. And Nissan (allied with Renault for a while now) is stepping in to fill the gap – and it appears they’re not interested in family rivalry.
On the other hand, it could just be that Renault’s bosses aren’t as sure of their chances in Formula E, now that the Germans have descended…