Renault denies Tavares departure will affect F1 project 10 September, 2013 Carlos Tavares (third from right) with Red Bull and Renault senior staff Renault has denied that the departure of their chief operating officer Carlos Tavares will affect their Formula 1 engine programme. Media reports last week suggested the exit of motor racing enthusiast Tavares would “almost certainly have some impact” on the approach taken in F1 by Renault, who supply engines to multiple teams. However, when asked what the impact will be on F1, Renault Sport chief Jean-Michel Jalinier insisted: “Nothing changes. “We have multi-year programmes and, personally, I answer directly to Carlos Ghosn. “Our commitment remains unchanged, because the new F1 engines are more consistent with our interests,” he told the Quattroruote publication at Monza. (GMM) Subbed by AJN.