Technical director Chester leaves Renault F1 team

06 December 2019 - 17:35 By Reuters
Nick Chester, Chassis Technical Director of Renault Sport F1.
Nick Chester, Chassis Technical Director of Renault Sport F1.
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Technical director Nick Chester is departing from the Renault Formula One team and has been placed on a period of “garden leave”, they announced on Friday.

Such leave is designed to ensure top staff with knowledge of confidential information do not move immediately to a rival team.

The Briton, who has been with the team for 19 years, said in a statement he was looking forward to a new challenge.

Renault, who finished fifth in the championship this season after ending fourth in 2018, have former McLaren and Ferrari engineer Pat Fry joining next year.

They have also rehired Dirk De Beer as head of aerodynamics.


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