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Abiteboul on Fry Arrival: “We were a bit weak in technical leadership”

A lack of technical leadership pushed the Renault F1 Team to make changes, including the acquisition of Pat Fry, according to Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul. In the wake of a poor showing in their home Grand Prix in France in June, where a major update failed to deliver the performance improvements Renault were hoping for, a review of the structure of their technical department was sought, and following the conclusion of the season, the reshuffle took place that included the departure of Nick Chester and the arrival of veteran Fry in a senior role. Abiteboul says there has been a least fifteen million pounds of investment at Renault, but there needed to be someone in a senior position to...
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