Thursday, 21 July 2011
New boss: Renault is in F1 to stay
Renault's new chief operating officer Carlos Tavares has emphasised the company's long-term commitment to Formula 1, having attended the British Grand Prix less than a week after his appointment. Although Renault has now sold its factory team - which still bears the French manufacturer's name - to the Genii organisation, it continues to supply engines to that squad, Team Lotus and Red Bull Racing, and will add Williams to its line-up next year. "I only waited six days from when I started this job before coming to a race as I believe there is a great passion for cars and motorsport within the Renault Group," said Tavares in an interview for the Renault Sport website.