F1 president Dassas to leave Renault

Tue, 4 September 2007, 01:30

After just sixteen months as president of Renault’s formula one team, Alain Dassas is vacating the role, the French carmaker announced on Tuesday.

The 61-year-old Frenchman’s successor is Bernard Rey, currently senior vice president of Renault CEO office, with Dassas appointed chief financial officer of Renault-affiliated Nissan.

Earlier in his career, Rey was responsible for Nissan’s global motor sport activities, the team outlined in a press statement issued on Tuesday morning.

He will replace Dassas on 17 September “to ensure a smooth, stable transition as the team prepares for 2008”, it read.

Dassas replaced his predecessor Patrick Faure as Renault president in April 2006.

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