Engine director His to leave Renault

Jean-Jacques His, Director of Development at Renault F1 Team's Engine Division in Viry-Chatillon, has decided on a career change and will leave the company on May 31, 2003. Patrick Faure, Renault Executive Vice President and Chairman of...

Jean-Jacques His, Director of Development at Renault F1 Team's Engine Division in Viry-Chatillon, has decided on a career change and will leave the company on May 31, 2003.

Patrick Faure, Renault Executive Vice President and Chairman of Renault F1 Team and Flavio Briatore, Managing Director of the team, underlined the key role Jean-Jacques His has played for almost twenty years in Renault's success in F1 racing. Jean-Jacques made a major contribution to the six Formula 1 World Championship titles won by Renault between 1992 and 1997. He has also actively contributed to the current good performance of the Renault F1 Team.

Jean-Jacques His, 56 years old, joined Renault in 1973 as calculations engineer prior to taking over as coordinator and then head of diesel engine development. In 1980, he was responsible for the design office in charge of new engine development before being appointed in 1984 to head up engine development at Renault Sport. From then on, his career was closely linked to motor sport and Renault's success in Formula 1, with one brief period as head of Ferrari's racing engine department between 1986 and 1988.

Jean-Jacques His made a vital contribution to the six F1 World Championship titles won by Renault between 1992 and 1997. In 1997, when Renault withdrew from Formula 1, he joined Renault's powertrain engineering department as Director, Strategy and Advanced Engineering. He again accepted to make his expertise available to the Renault F1 Team in 2000 when Renault returned to Formula 1.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Flavio Briatore
Teams Ferrari , Renault F1 Team