A statement said the changes were a precursor to the imminent arrival of incoming Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn. "In this way," chairman Louis Schweitzer told French paper Le Figaro, "there (will) be no uncertainty in the team."
Sales and marketing chief Francois Hinfray is gone, as is industry and technology VP Pierre-Alain de Smedt and long-serving Renault man Georges Douin. Patrick Blain and Jean-Louis Ricaud are on the way in, Renault confirmed.
In addition, Patrick Faure is also to lose his spot on the executive committee, as well as his job as executive vice president - but he'll remain president of Renault F1. -GMM