Renault will quit F1 in 2008!

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by ajzahn, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Renault will quit Formula 1 in 2008 and will instead race in the new breakaway Grand Prix World Championship according to Renault's chairman Patrick Faure.

    According to Faure the French manufacturer, one of four car makers behind the GPWC (the others being Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and BMW), is totally committed to the new series. Although his reaffirmation may be seen as an attempt to keep the pressure on F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to find a resolution to the on-going dispute over commercial rights and television revenue.

    "We have not reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone, and we are absolutely not ready to accept that there is not a better redistribution among the teams of the money generated by F1," Faure told Eurosport.

    "We announced on Tuesday (October 26th) that we are working with ISE, a large affiliate of Dentsu and Publicis, to create a world championship that will take the place of Formula 1 from 2008, when the Concorde Agreement expires." ISE (International Sports and Entertainment) has been set up as a joint venture between two leading marketing companies to establish and promote the rival series if the GPWC's demands for a greater share of F1's commercial income are not met.

    "The only unacceptable thing is that 75 or 80 percent of Formula One profits stay with the 'Bernie system', and that the teams, who do all the work and create the spectacle, receive just 20 or 25 percent," said Faure. "I don't know any other sport that has that kind of statistic."
  2. "I don't know any other sport that has that kind of statistic."

    That's because there is no other sport run by Bernie Ecclestone.
  3. No one is going anywhere. Heck, even if Renault does grow balls and leave, another manufacturer will be there to take its place.
  4. But they quit "officially" in 1997 or 1998 as well, after making their return in.. 94 or 95. So if they leave, I'm dead sure they'll be back pretty soon again.
  5. ...with their new secret weapon, Zsoldt!!!
  6. F1 is dead!
  7. Assuming there will be a GPWC, which there won't.
  8. hahaha that'd rock!
    no even better, the helmet-heroes in one team!

    1st car ZB
    2nd car AD
  9. thank God for that
  10. All smoke and mirrors...
  11. Is he not called Zsolt? His name is hungarian. I hope he does well. Havnt seen a hungarian driver for long time...I mean never. My best buddy is called Zsolt <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC=""></A>
  12. F1 needs Family Guy, more specifically Stuey (i think the baby's name). Seriously, something needs to be done. Maybe less sheparding of the series by Ecclestone and more team vote on shit. Cause honestly the atmosphere b4 the race makes me want to not watch. The drivers save this sport, u can argue that point, but ur wrong.

    I dunno what this sport needs, it has slowly sunk since 98 imo. Maybe back to slicks, and slipstream advantage not disadvantage.
  13. Zsolt is the name yes.

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