Former Renault F1 engine man Taffin joins Oreca

Renault F1's former chief engine architect Remi Taffin has joined French constructor Oreca as its technical director. Taffin... The post Former Renault F1 engine man Taffin joins Oreca appeared first on F1i.com.

Former Renault F1 engine man Taffin joins Oreca

Renault F1's former chief engine architect Remi Taffin has joined French constructor Oreca as its technical director.

Taffin was a long-standing member of Renault's F1 effort, joining the manufacturer in 1999 and later leading its engine department in Viry-Châtillon where he remained until his departure in June earlier this year.

But the 47-year-old engineer is now set to open a new chapter in his motorsport career by transferring his expertise to Oreca. Taffin will work out of the sportscar manufacturer's Signes base at the Circuit Paul Ricard as well as at its operations located in Magny-Cours.

The Frenchman will oversee Oreca's chassis department that handles the production of its successful LMP2 07 contender as well as the manufacturer's engine unit.

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"I am extremely happy Remi is joining Oreca to manage the entire technical scope of the group," said Oreca boss Hugues de Chaunac.

"His technical skills, mastery of new technologies, high level of experience and customer philosophy will all serve the company at a time when it is experiencing an important stage in its development as one of the world leaders in the construction of racing cars."

Taffin added: "I am impatient to start working with Hugues and his teams at Oreca, a benchmark in the world of motorsport, particularly in the various classes in endurance racing.

"The technical and organisational challenges necessary to stay ahead, and the culture and richness of current and future Oreca projects have definitely convinced me I want to play a major role in the next stages of Oreca's development."

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Mercedes F1 partner Petronas says it will continue its collaboration with the German outfit based on its multi-year deal with the latter, dismissing rumors of an impending exit from F1.

The Malaysian oil and gas company has partnered with the Mercedes works outfit since its return to F1 in 2010, a collaboration that has yielded tremendous success.

However, Petronas' departure from MotoGP that was announced last summer led to speculation that the company could also exit F1.

Over the weekend, a story emerged claiming that Mercedes was set to drop Petronas in favour of a title sponsorship deal with Saudi Aramco.

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The report argued that Mercedes F1 part-owner INEOS' involvement in Saudi Arabia had paved the way for a partnership between Aramco and Mercedes.

But in a statement published on Monday, Petronas has moved to dispel the hearsay.

"Petronas and Mercedes have been partners since 2010 in a collaborative long-term relationship that is mutually beneficial to both parties," the company said.

"Last year, we extended our partnership for another multi-year cycle and we are proud to continue to be working together to deliver cutting-edge performance."

Formula 1 will race in Saudi Arabia for the first time later this year, with Jeddah hosting a round of the F1 world championship on December 5.

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