Renault has announced its plans for Marcin Budkowski, who joins the French manufacturer in a controversial move. Earlier in the 2017 season, the deal sparked uproar from Renault’s rivals, as Budkowski had just stepped down from his role with the FIA.
Part of his duties with Formula 1’s governing body was to visit the wind tunnels of teams. The Pole was shown data from the teams before leaving his role, meaning he had inside information to carry over to Renault.
However, Renault came to an agreement, stating that Budkowski’s arrival had been delayed until April 1st, meaning he would not be working on the chassis until that date.