Renault statement on Edouard Michelin's death

The Renault F1 Team last night learned with great sadness of the death of Edouard Michelin. The team wishes to express its sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time. Renault F1 Team President Alain Dassas...

The Renault F1 Team last night learned with great sadness of the death of Edouard Michelin. The team wishes to express its sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time.

Renault F1 Team President Alain Dassas commented: "The links between Michelin and Renault are strong and long-standing, and we are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Edouard Michelin. His dynamic, modern style of leadership set an example for French business throughout the world as he drove his company to global competitiveness. He will be greatly missed."

Renault F1 Team Managing Director Flavio Briatore continued: "Our memories of Edouard Michelin are of a fantastic competitor. He was always extremely supportive of the team, and delighted by last year's world championship victory."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Flavio Briatore
Teams Renault F1 Team