PARIS -- Jerome Stoll will stay on as president of Renault Sport Racing, which includes the Formula One team, after the sudden departure of Thierry Koskas, the automaker's former sales and marketing chief who was supposed to replace him.
Koskas was appointed as 64-year-old Stoll's successor last November and had been due to start this month.
"Jerome Stoll will continue in his role as President of Renault Sport Racing following the departure of Thierry Koskas from Groupe Renault," Renault said on Twitter without providing further details.
A Renault veteran of 21 years, Koskos had led the company's electric vehicle program from 2009 to 2012. He was a member of Renault's executive committee reporting to chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
Renault's Formula One team finished fourth overall last year and is run by Cyril Abiteboul, who remains in charge.
Renault has been engulfed by a leadership crisis after Ghosn's arrest in Japan for alleged financial misconduct.
On Thursday, acting chairman Philippe Lagayette said that Renault will appoint new leadership after the French government, its biggest shareholder, called for Ghosn's replacement almost two months after his Nov. 19 arrest.
Ghosn has been charged over allegations he failed to disclose close to $80 million in additional compensation for 2010-18 that he had arranged to be paid later.