Renault ousted Nico Hulkenberg as a result of he’s too “pessimistic” and “adverse”.
That’s the declare of Renault advisor and F1 legend Alain Prost, as he defined why the French works staff has as an alternative signed up fellow Frenchman Esteban Ocon for 2020.
German Hulkenberg, linked with strikes to Alfa Romeo or Haas, is at present searching for a brand new residence for subsequent 12 months.
“We do not need pessimistic drivers, which is why we opted for Ocon,” Prost advised Sky Italia.
“He (Ocon) could be very motivated after being out for a 12 months. Nico is kind of adverse, however he is additionally proper about sure issues. However we’ve to look ahead and a driver’s negativity would not work for us, particularly in a troublesome season.”
Prost agrees with Hulkenberg that the Renault chassis must be improved, however he calls the staff’s 2019 engine “wonderful”.
Nevertheless, he admits that 2020 may very well be one other troublesome 12 months for Renault.
“I will be trustworthy, as a result of change in rules in 2021, it is senseless that we proceed to develop lots. We hope to have a excessive degree in 2021,” mentioned Prost.
“We should make investments lots within the improvement of a superb automobile to be in entrance once more,” he added.