Ryan Wood  |    |   0  |  4 February 2016

Former Ferrari chief engineer Chris Dyer joins Renault

Renault has confirmed it has hired former Ferrari chief engineer Chris Dyer, with the Australian taking up the position of Head of Vehicle Performance at Enstone.

Renault has made a number of key signings as part of its recruitment drive following its takeover of the Lotus team, with Dyer the latest addition.

The Ex-Ferrari man began his career with Arrows in 1997, working as Damon Hill's chief data engineer, but would later become Michael Schumacher's race engineer at Ferrari in '01, overseeing Schumacher's '03 and '04 titles.

Dyer also worked with Kimi Raikkonen during his championship-winning year, but was replaced by Andrea Stella after beng promoted to chief track engineer. His time at the Italian outfit came to an end when he made the wrong call to bring Fernando Alonso in during the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, costing the Spaniard the championship.

Since 2011, he has worked with BMW's DTM team. However he will make his F1 comeback this season with the returning Renault outfit, replacing Ayao Komatsu, who follows Romain Grosjean to the Haas F1 team.

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