Renault making changes to fuel 2020 title hopes

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Renault are making some big moves of late focused on growth and fighting for title as they announced Frederic Vassuer as team boss of Renault’s F1 team.

Renault Sport president, Jerome Stoll said:

“We also have the target of almost 100 extra personnel at Enstone this year as well as over 30 extra personnel at Viry,” Stoll told the official Formula1.com website.

“This is not the work of a moment as we are targeting the very best people in their respective fields.”

Renault Sport Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul will move to the UK to oversee their racing operation in Enstone. Technical boss Nick Chester said:

“We are at the stage where we are defining the chassis, looking at cooling and suspension layouts and developing bodywork in the wind tunnel,” he said in a preview for Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

“The programme has shifted heavily towards 2017 and we are working through it completely with our power unit colleagues as one team.”

As the article points out, the team are seriously focused on getting back to their 2005-2006 ways and doing so in short order. It makes you wonder if there isn’t a potential role there for Fernando Alonso who won both of those title for the team.

Things are difficult at McLaren and the Renault engine, which will be supplied to their works team, Red Bull and Toro Rosso next year, is looking better and better.

Hat Tip: Reuters

 

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