AUGUST 13, 2008
Renault aerodynamicist Dino Toso dies
Former Renault F1 Director of Aerodynamics Dino Toso died Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer at the age of 39. Toso stepped down from his position at Renault this June.
A team statement said, "It is with great sadness that the ING Renault F1 Team confirms that former Director of Aerodynamics, Dino Toso, lost his battle with illness this morning and passed away peacefully at his home."
"Dino was instrumental in building one of the sport‘s most successful aerodynamics departments, which helped the Renault F1 team win double drivers‘ and constructors‘ titles in 2005 and 2006."
"His contribution to the team, both through his results and his courage in the face of illness, are an inspiration. He will be missed enormously and the immediate thoughts of the whole team are with his family."