Richards 'not contacted' about Renault boss job

David Richards has denied he is in talks with Renault about stepping in to replace the departed team boss Flavio Briatore. Richards, the Prodrive chief and a former boss of Renault's previous guise Benetton, has been mentioned among other names...

David Richards has denied he is in talks with Renault about stepping in to replace the departed team boss Flavio Briatore.

Richards, the Prodrive chief and a former boss of Renault's previous guise Benetton, has been mentioned among other names including Alain Prost and GP2 team boss Frederic Vasseur as potential candidates for Briatore's job.

It was even reported on Wednesday that Briton Richards, 57, had visited Renault's Enstone headquarters for talks.

But in a newspaper article, it is reported that "Richards told The Times he had not been contacted by the French company as of last night."

The Swiss newspaper Blick said Prost, the quadruple world champion and former owner and boss of an eponymous team, is "right at the top of the list" to succeed Briatore as Renault F1 managing director.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alain Prost , Flavio Briatore , David Richards , Frederic Vasseur
Teams Benetton