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Changes at Renault ahead of second season

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17/12/2016

Renault has confirmed the latest changes to its personnel line-up, with company veteran Rob White moving from Viry to the UK as operations director and Ciaron Pilbeam returning to Enstone as chief race engineer.

The arrival of Pilbeam, who has worked at BAR, Red Bull, Lotus, leaving Enstone for McLaren in 2014, is part of a 20% expansion in the overall headcount.

"2016 was always about laying the foundations for the future as we are committed to Formula 1 for the long haul," explained Renault Sport boss Cyril Abiteboul.

"Our 2016 car, the R.S.16, was conceived in an unbelievably short time frame - literally a couple of weeks - so our focus for this year has been on expansion of headcount and infrastructure and looking to next year and beyond.

"Expansion is not the work of a moment," he continued, "so we've been recruiting people through the year and they have been joining us throughout the season. It's definitely a case of targeting a quality workforce to come join us, but we do require a significant quantity of personnel in Enstone as we grow at a level allowing us to fight against the top teams.

"As part of this I'm happy to confirm that we have two appointments to Enstone's senior management with Rob White transferring from Viry-Chatillon as Operations Director and Ciaron Pilbeam returning to us as Chief Race Engineer.

"In terms of facilities, we are significantly increasing our on-site CNC machining capacity with two new machines in a dedicated building," he revealed, "a new spray and preparation facility is currently being built and we will shortly start extending our main factory building by approximately 800m2 to house the expansion of almost every department at Enstone.

"At Viry-Chatillon we've been working on the structure with a process of further evolution to the changes started in the recent past.

"This has meant adapting the structure to change from a power unit supplier to part of a full manufacturer entry in addition to continuing as a supplier to other parties, as well as targeted headcount expansion for better control of our skills and talents."

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