Renault has confirmed that it wiill leave Formula E after this season, with its sister brand Nissan taking over for the 2018/19 season.
The French manufacturer, joined forces with Nissan in 1999. Renault want to focus on there Formula One program, which is the reason Renault will leave Formula E.
A statement from Renault confirmed the news this morning just a few hours after Nissan issued the news it will be racing from Season Five onwards.
“We had an incredible championship run during our first three years in Formula E and look forward to a competitive fourth season with the benefit of a very stable environment at Renault e.dams,” said Thierry Koskas, Groupe Renault EVP sales & marketing.
“As a pioneer in EV, we have learned a tremendous amount about high-performance electric vehicles and energy management that directly benefits our EV customers. After Season Four we will focus resources on our aggressive goals for Formula 1 and we look forward to continuing to gain benefits from motorsport racing across the Alliance with Nissan.”
Renault e.dams has been the most successful team in Formula E with three Teams’ titles and a Drivers’ title for Buemi. Renault e.dams also have 15 victories over the first three seasons of Formula E.
Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost are expected to still be at the wheel of the Nissan e.Dams after signing long term contracts last season in Berlin.