Renault confirm imminent arrival of Pat Fry

Date published: January 27 2020

Pat Fry

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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