Vasseur leaves Renault

Renault and team principal Fred Vasseur have parted ways by mutual consent ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season.

The Frenchman’s resignation doesn’t come as a surprise as the Enstone-based outfit suffered a difficult season last year as they only accumulated eight points after 21 races.

Interestingly, Vassuer only spent one season at Renault, spending most of his career in the junior categories.

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"After a first season spent relaunching and rebuilding its Formula 1 team, Renault Sport Racing and Frederic Vasseur have agreed by mutual consent to part company, effective as of today," a statement said.

"Both parties remain committed to maintaining the good working relationship they have enjoyed and expect this to take a new form sometime in the future."

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