Renault announced the arrival of Pat Fry, a former McLaren and Ferrari engineer. He will join the team in 2020, at the end of his obligations with McLaren.
New recruit at Renault. Friday, the French team announced several changes in its aerodynamics department, after those in the chassis and the engine team earlier in the year. This Saturday, she announced the arrival of Pat Fry in 2020.
Fry is a historical figure in McLaren, where he was responsible for engineering until this summer. A non-competition clause prevents him from joining a rival team immediately and will make his arrival at Renault in 2020.
Pat Fry arrived at McLaren in 1993. He worked for Ferrari in 2011 in 2014 and then moved on to Manor. He made his return to McLaren in 2017, where he was one of the main technical managers after the departure of Tim Goss, the technical director, and before the arrival of his successor, James Key, who remained linked to Toro Rosso .
A very experienced engineer
For the moment, Renault has not announced the position that Pat Fry will occupy in its organization chart. The builder said he "will strengthen the technical management team. Renault is counting on its extensive experience in Formula 1 to strengthen its chassis factory in Enstone.
"I look forward to working with Pat again," says Marcin Budkowski, executive director of Renault's chassis factory. "His arrival in the team is a new step in the dynamics of building and improving our structure. "
"Pat's experience, talent and determination will be additional assets to continue our progress. "