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Renault CEO: ‘A lot of people told me to stop F1'

Renault CEO Luca de Meo said there was lots of opposition to the company continuing in Formula 1, but he was determined to stay via Alpine. Renault made their return to the grid as a works team in 2016, earning their first podium finishes in 2020 courtesy of P3 for Daniel Ricciardo at the Nurburgring and Imola, while Esteban Ocon bagged a P2 finish at the Sakhir Grand Prix. For a while though their future was in doubt as Groupe Renault looked to steady its finances, and de Meo said that for many people, Formula 1 was something they just did not care about and wanted gone from the expenses list. But de Meo, a racing enthusiast, instead oversaw the rebranding of the team from Renault to...
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