Resignations and reorganisation at Renault
With news of an expected management re-shuffle at Renault imminent, Tony Dodgins looks at what is really going on inside the once-world beating squad and asks how it intends to return to the top of the sport under Eric Boullier and Genii's leadership
Sometime this week we can expect a release from Renault/Genii about an internal restructure that will see the team part company with sporting director Steve Nielsen, who has been in the paddock 20 plus years and with the team for more than 10.
I'm not quite sure how it will be dressed up but when I spoke to Steve in Montreal, he was quite keen that the correct chronology be understood. The fact is that he resigned over the weekend of the Spanish Grand Prix when he discovered that John Wickham, formerly the team manager of the Spirit Formula 2 team in the eighties, who took Honda into F1 for a season before they began an association with Williams, was in the paddock conducting what was effectively an efficiency study on the team.
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