The rival teams were very concerned by this rumor emerged in Malaysia and, finally, Renault has confirmed: Marcin Budkowski resigned his post of Technical Director of the FIA for joining as Executive Director at the Renault Sport Formula 1.
The Polish engineer, who has already previously worked for Ferrari and McLaren, among others, had access to the information more sensitive technique of all computers and they consider that three months of inactivity forced are insufficient to prevent such data to be harnessed by his new team.
regarding the signing, Cyril Abiteboul has stated that “there have been many positive changes in recent months in Renault Sport Racing with the accelerated expansion of Enstone, the restructuring of our engine from Viry with the supply to two teams pointers in 2018, three consecutive titles in Formula And competitive in climb and other categories of the engine, as well as the arrival of strategic partners”.
Renault wants to leave the intermediate group to join the top teams from 2020.
The Director General of Renault, added that the developments in the world of competition makes necessary the creation of this new position in which Budkowski shall exercise its mandate. “All of this occurs in a context in which the seasons are longer and more intense. It was clear that the management of Renault Sport Racing needed a boost. The mission of Marcin will be to continue with the strengthening of Enstone in order to allow Renault to join the top equipment from 2020, in addition to the proven ability of people like Bob Bell, Nick Chester, Rob White”.
The mission of Marcin will be to continue with the strengthening of Enstone in order to allow Renault to join the teams pointers from 2020
Finally, Cyril Abiteboul says that the signing of Budkowski is a clear statement of intent on the part of Renault, although it has not confirmed at what point in time will be incorporated into your job. “The arrival of Marcin is excellent news and further proof of our determination to achieve our goals”.