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    Renault’s technical team will be further strengthened in 2020 as the former McLaren and Ferrari technical chief Pat Fry will join the operation…

    Fry played a key role in helping McLaren turn their fortunes and emerge as the fourth best team on the grid, before agreeing to part ways with the British team this year.

    It was his second stint with the Woking-based team, and followed roles at Manor and Ferrari, the latter where he held the role of Deputy Technical Director in a five-year stint with the Italian outfit.

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    “I am delighted to be able to work with Pat again,” said Executive Director Marcin Budkowski. “His arrival is yet another step as we build and improve our team structure. Pat’s experience, talent and determination will be additional assets as we continue our progress.”

    Renault said Fry will join the team in 2020, “following the end of his current contractual obligations”.

    The announcement comes just a day after Renault confirmed a string of changes to their aerodynamic department, that included Dirk de Beer's return to the Enstone-based squad as Head of Aerodynamics.