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Renault F1 Announces Organizational Changes
May 8, 2019
Beyond their impact on the 2019 and 2020 seasons, these management changes are a significant step towards preparing Renault to the challenges of the 2021 season and meeting the objectives of the roadmap set in 2016.
Renault F1 Announces Organizational Changes

Renault Sport Racing is bringing changes to its organizational structures in both France and the UK to reinforce its management and strengthen its technical departments.

At Viry-Châtillon in France, two new management positions have been created. Christophe Mary has been named Director of Engineering and will begin August 1, while Stéphane Rodriguez has been appointed Project and Purchasing Director within the technical department. Both will report to the Engine Technical Director Rémi Taffin.

At Enstone in the UK, current Deputy Chief Designer Matt Harman has been appointed Engineering Director within the technical department and will report to Chassis Technical Director, Nick Chester.

All three will sit on Renault F1 Team’s Management Board.

Previously, Mary held technical responsibilities for 14 years at Ferrari F1 and for four years at Mercedes HPE. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Systems and Powertrain Engineer at PSA Motorsport.

Rodriguez has held various positions since joining Renault Sport Racing in 2001, from Head of Reliability to Head of Testing. He is currently Project Manager, responsible for the latest generations of V8 engines and hybrid PUs.

Harman joined Renault F1 Team in 2018 as Deputy Chief Designer after 11 years at Mercedes AMG HPP and more than seven years at Mercedes AMG F1 as Head of Powertrain Integration and Transmission design.

Beyond their impact on the 2019 and 2020 seasons, these changes are a significant step towards preparing both organizations to the challenges of the 2021 season and meeting the objectives of the roadmap set in 2016.

For more information, visit the Renault Sport website.