Renault’s wheel man moved

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Renault, Shanghai, 2006The mechanic who has apparently cost Fernando Alonso fifteen championship points has been moved in a ‘reshuffle’ of the pit lane crew according to Renault.

It is not clear whether the mechanic who dropped a wheel nut during a pit stop at the Chinese Grand Prix, costing Alonso a potential win, is the same person who placed the wheel nut on Alonso’s car at the Hungarian Grand Prix, which promptly fell off, costing Alonso a very likely win.

But the fact that Renault are changing their crew suggests very strongly that it was the same person…

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