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Rémi Taffin

Rémi Taffin

Rémi Taffin

Renault F1 Team Engine Technical Director

Rémi has been part of Renault’s Formula 1 involvement since 1999 and currently takes overall responsibility for the power unit developed at the Viry-Châtillon site. Rémi ensures the team of engineers produce an optimised unit that works in perfect harmony with the chassis

Rémi Taffin

Career

After studying as a mechanical engineer at ESTACA, an engineering specialised school in Paris, Rémi’s first experience of motor-racing was in 1998 as a race engineer for Signature in Formula 3. In 1999, Rémi joined Renault working across the roll call of clients, including British American Racing as race engineer to Ricardo Zonta, Arrows as race engineer for Jos Verstappen, Benetton and Renault F1 Team.

He has worked directly with two World Champions, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, engineering the latter to victory in his two title-winning years. Rémi continued his race engineering role with Heikki Kovalainen in 2007 and Alonso again in 2008.

Rémi stepped up to manage Renault F1 track activities in 2009. Then with the creation of Renault Sport F1 in 2011, he took responsibility for the on-track engine performance of Renault Sport F1’s partners. Attending all races and tests throughout the season, Rémi oversaw customer support for the Renault-powered teams and was instrumental in the four world titles secured by Red Bull Racing in the V8 era.

In 2014 he became Director of Operations, managing the teams of engineers and technicians in the dynos and assembly department at Viry and ensuring a smooth transition to track by overseeing the engineers integrated to Renault’s partner teams. Since 2016, Rémi has managed Renault’s power unit development as Engine Technical Director.

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Cyril Abiteboul

Cyril Abiteboul