Grapevine: French Minister Visits Renault Base

Renault's recent success in Formula One has helped attract some major interest from the car manufacturer's home country - with French Sports Minister Jean-Francois Lamour paying a visit to their engine base on Tuesday

Grapevine: French Minister Visits Renault Base

Lamour was greeted by Renault F1 Team president Patrick Faure for the view of the facilities at Viry-Chatillon, which included a sneak peak of engine dyno testing in readiness for the Monaco and European Grands Prix.

"Congratulations to the entire team for your start to the season," said Lamour. "To become a winning team, you need to assemble the right skills, and Renault have shown that they have made the right decisions.

"Your success on the track is that of France, but of a France that needs skills from across Europe in order to win. I was already impressed with what I had seen from the outside, but I leave Viry amazed."

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