New president for Renault Sport F1

Jean-Michel Jalinier will become the president of Renault Sport F1 on January 1 next year, replacing Bernard Rey.

Jalinier will report directly to the chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, and will take responsibility for the strategic operation of Renault Sport F1 as it prepares for the 2012 F1 season and the challenge of the new engine formula due to come into force in 2014.

Jalinier is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers, with a PHD in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in Sciences. He joined Renault in 1985 and has held different posts within the plants at Cleon and Flins.

Rey took responsibility for Renault F1 in 2007 and became president of Renault Sport F1 following its creation in 2010.

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