Renault has denied the departure of the French carmaker's chief operating officer Carlos Tavares will affect the formula one programme. Media reports last week suggested the exit of motor racing enthusiast Tavares would "almost certainly have some impact" on the approach taken in F1 by Renault, who supply engines to multiple teams.
But when asked what the impact will be on F1, Renault Sport chief Jean-Michel Jalinier insisted: "Nothing changes. We have multi-year programmes and, personally, I answer directly to Carlos Ghosn. Our commitment remains unchanged, because the new formula one engines are more consistent with our interests," he told the Quattroruote publication at Monza. (GMM)