JANUARY 8, 2002
His appointed MD of Renault F1 France as Contzen reassigned
In announcing the change to the workforce at the Renault F1 plant at Viry-Chatillon, near Paris, Faire - the executive Vice President of Renault and Chairman and Chief Executive of Renault F1 - said Contzen would take a crucial new role to be announced soon.
He added; "Christian Contzen is the architect of Renault's success in F1. He largely contributed to the eleven world championship titles for drivers and constructors, won during the 1992/97 period. And even more so, he succeeded in keeping the team's potential intact during the technology watch period prior to Renault's return to F1."