Jerome Stoll will continue in his role as president of Renault Sport Racing, because his planned replacement Thierry Koskas has left the company.
Back in November it was announced that Koskas would take over as president from Stoll on January 1, with Stoll set to turn 65 during this year. 54-year-old Koskas had been part of the Renault Executive Committee since 2016 and was due to report directly to Carlos Ghosn — chairman and chief executive officer of Groupe Renault — but Ghosn has since been arrested in Japan on two charges of underreporting his income to regulators.
While Ghosn has not been dismissed by Renault, after a request for bail was rejected the French manufacturer issued a statement on Thursday saying it is “actively working to find the best solution for the future governance of the group, with a view to preserving the company’s interests and strengthening the Renault Nissan Alliance.”
It has now been announced that Koskas will not be part of that future, with the Frenchman having left Groupe Renault, leading to Stoll continuing in the Renault Sport Racing role.
Renault finished fourth in the constructors’ championship last season, in what was its third year back as a full constructor since completing a takeover of the former Lotus team ahead of the 2016 season.