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Ex-Renault man passes away.

Renault's former director of aerodynamics Dino Toso, lost his battle with illness on Wednesday and passed away peacefully at his home.

Toso, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, worked with the team up until June this year.

The Italian initially worked in the aerospace industry before joining BMW's GT programme in 1995 and then moving up to Formula 1 with Jordan in 1997. He joined Renault in 2000.

A statement from the Regie paid homage to the 39-year-old:

"It is with great sadness that the ING Renault F1 Team confirms that former director of aerodynamics, Dino Toso, lost his battle with illness this morning.

"Dino was instrumental in building one of the sport's most successful aerodynamics departments, which helped the Renault F1 team win double drivers' and constructors' titles in 2005 and 2006.

"His contribution to the team, both through his results and his courage in the face of illness, are an inspiration.

"He will be missed enormously and the immediate thoughts of the whole team are with his family."

All at Crash.net extend their sympathies to Dino's family and friends at this difficult time.


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TooGood 2Tell

August 13, 2008 7:07 PM

Indeed a sad news :(. Of all the constructor backed teams,I admire Renault operations, since its one team that works on streamlined budgets, and Parent company bosses (present and past) have kept the F1 team on their toes by "No performance no backing" policy. Dino was instrumental for Renault revival on Aero front. Alas with FIA/Bridgestone/Ferrari driving Michelin out of F1,Renault is nowhere in sight to find solution to their performance woes, their 2006 Engine did work best with Michelin... hmmm Sad loss, I wondered why Dino was moved out of his position last month,now we know...



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