He's company chairman, but in April will be replaced by the cost-cutting savvy Carlos Ghosn, not a lover of motor sport.
But Schweitzer told France's Radio Classique: "My successor thinks like me - if one wins in Formula One, it is necessary to remain there."
Meanwhile, Renault principal Flavio Briatore said he'd spend 'from now to the end of the season' deciding whether or not to continue in F1 beyond '05.
He told Reuters: "There is plenty of time to think about (it)." -GMM