Renault is working out a plan to leave Formula 1 before the start of next season, according to L’Equipe newspaper in France.
According to L’Equipe, Renault Sport president Bernard Rey is leading the work to find an exit strategy while Ghosn has been meeting F1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone a lot recently.
They could easily move to Renault’s current facilities with a built in wind tunnel and CFD department. They are currently based in Banbury, England, but had already planned to relocate to a new 200-acre motorsport facility called “The Fulcrum” (based at the former RAF Honiley airfield) near Wroxall, Warwickshire if FIA had accepted their entry for 2010.
Earlier in the year, boss David Richards was linked to buying out the abandoned Honda team and using it as an output for Prodrive.
This would make Bernie happy too as he has global ambitions for the sport which will be further strengthened with a Korean team on the Grid.