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Renault To Invest More In Formula E, But Questions Future Role In F1

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said that the manufacturer will "invest more in Formula E after a successful debut season for the world's first electric racing series," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Ghosn: "We are going to be bigger in Formula E. You are going to see us much more involved in Formul...

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