Long time Scuderia Ferrari engineer Chris Dyer, who served as Michael Schumacher’s race engineer, has joined the newly formed Renault Sport F1, FOX Sports reports.
Dyer will now serve as Renault Sport F1’s Head of Vehicle Performance Group. His appointment is a sign of Renault Sport F1’s determination to become competitive in Formula 1 after taking over the embattled Lotus F1 team.
Dyer’s career began in Australia’s V8 Supercars series in 1992 before he left to work for Arrows F1 as a performance engineer in 1996. He then worked with Damon Hill and served as Jos Verstappen’s race engineer before signing on with Ferrari in January of 2001.
After Fernando Alonso lost the 2010 Formula 1 driver’s title due to a bad strategy call, Dyer left Ferrari to work for BMW in their DTM program. He held that role for four years, joining in 2012 and staying there through to his recent Renault appointment.