JANUARY 8, 2002
His appointed MD of Renault F1 France as Contzen reassigned
Jean-Jacques His will take over as Managing Director of Renault F1 France on March 1 this year, the day of first practice for the opening Grand Prix of the season in Melbourne.
In announcing the change to the workforce at the Renault F1 plant at Viry-Chatillon, near Paris, Faire - the executive Vice President of Renault and Chairman and Chief Executive of Renault F1 - said Contzen would take a crucial new role to be announced soon.
He added; "Christian Contzen is the architect of Renault's success in F1. He largely contributed to the eleven world championship titles for drivers and constructors, won during the 1992/97 period. And even more so, he succeeded in keeping the team's potential intact during the technology watch period prior to Renault's return to F1."