Renault confirm imminent arrival of Pat Fry

Mark Scott
Pat Fry

Pat Fry believes there is more scope for change under the 2021 freeze than people think.

Renault has confirmed that Pat Fry is due to join the team as their new technical director on February 5.

Fry has a vast amount of experience after first beginning work at Benetton in 1987. After leaving in 1993, he spent the next 17 years at McLaren holding various titles  – including being the main engineer for the likes of Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.

Fry has also been a part of the teams at Ferrari and Manor Racing before returning to McLaren in 2018 as an engineering director on a temporary basis.

With James Key arriving from Toro Rosso as chief technical director, Fry was placed on a gardening leave period, which is now close to expiring and allowing him to join another team.

That team is Renault, who are undergoing somewhat of a behind-the-scenes shake-up which included the departure of chassis chief Nick Chester after spending nearly two decades with the team.

The Enstone team confirmed his imminent arrival via their social media platforms.

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