Welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 17th June 2008.
Renault’s chief of aerodynamics Dino Toso has left the team today, to be replaced by Dirk de Beer. The move was announced back in April, and has finally come to pass. This comes at the same time as Renault confirming that they are not giving up on this year’s championship, with technical director Bob Bell saying of the team’s poor start: “The worst thing we can do is get spooked by it and start losing our attention to detail and commitment. We’ll keep our heads down and things will come right for us.” He said they will not be giving up and focusing on next year as was believed, and that they have an aggressive development plan in place.
More Renault news, Fernando Alonso has been awarded the Dialogue Prize in Spain at the French embassy. The award is for opening up communications between France and Spain and was handed over by a French Ambassador. It was also revealed a few days ago that Alonso has hired his very own professional fan, who will be paid to follow him round at races. Which is quite a job description.
That’s all for today, join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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