Former Ferrari, McLaren engineer Fry to join Renault

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<b> FAREWELL FRY:</b> Ex-McLaren guy Pat Fry is now also ex-Ferrari guy. He joined the Scuderia in January 2011 - now he's out. Fry will join Renault in 2020. <i>Image: AFP</i>
<b> FAREWELL FRY:</b> Ex-McLaren guy Pat Fry is now also ex-Ferrari guy. He joined the Scuderia in January 2011 - now he's out. Fry will join Renault in 2020. <i>Image: AFP</i>

Renault will add former Ferrari and McLaren engineer Pat Fry to their technical line-up next year, the team announced on Saturday.

The French outfit, who on Friday confirmed they had signed former Williams aerodynamicist Dirk de Beer, are strengthening in a bid to make significant progress in 2020 and beyond.

They announced also that they will recruit a new deputy head of aerodynamics in 2021 "from another team".

Briton Fry began his F1 career with Benetton before moving in 1993 to McLaren, where he won world titles with Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton, before joining Ferrari in 2010. He returned to McLaren last year.

"His arrival is yet another step as we build and improve our team structure," said Renault executive director Marcin Budkowski, who worked with Fry at McLaren.

The team are fifth in the constructors championship this year with three races remaining.

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