Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul has revealed that Mclaren has shown no interest in continuing to use Renault powertrains after the contract with the French manufacturer has expired.
Mclaren will replace Renault's powertrains with Mercedes after three seasons, and Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul reveals that despite the French manufacturer's interest, the Woking team was not ready to discuss further cooperation.
“We wanted to continue with McLarn after the season 2020, but did not express any interest in extending the contract. We have been informed that they will switch to Mercedes as they think their product is the optimal choice for them. I myself think that they want a powertrain supplier primarily and exclusively, while our relationship has been more of a partnership. We regret their decision as we believe that this is a lost opportunity for both Mclaren and Renault. “