The Renault F1 Team have announced that as part of a major technical restructuring within the Enstone outfit that their chassis technical director Nick Chester has left with immediate effect.

Chester who has been with the team since the year 2000 and has been in his current role since 2013 has begun a period of gardening leave.

Speaking about his departure from the team Chester said:

I have enjoyed 19 years in a team with great spirit and have worked with an incredibly loyal and talented group of people. I am looking forward to a new challenge and wish everybody in the team all the best for the future.

The Renault F1 Team finished the 2019 Formula One season in fifth place in the championship on 91 points and speaking following the announcement of Chester’s departure Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing Cyril Aibetoul said:

Nick has been a key part of Enstone for almost 20 years. His passion for the team has never wavered, despite experiencing some extremely challenging times. More recently, his commitment, technical insight and enthusiasm have inspired us to move from the back of the grid to the front of the midfield. We would like to sincerely thank Nick for everything and wish him every success in the next stage of his career.”

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