Renault has announced that former McLaren engineer Pat Fry will strengthen the French outfit's management team at Enstone following the end of his current "contractual obligations".
Fry's high-profile hiring is the second announcement by Renault in the last 24 hours regarding its technical department, the team disclosing yesterday the arrival of former Williams man Dirk de Beer as its Head of Aerodynamics.
Marcin Budkowski, Renault Sport Racing UK Executive Director:
"I am delighted to be able to work with Pat again. His arrival is yet another step as we build and improve our team structure.
"Pat’s experience, talent and determination will be additional assets as we continue our progress."
Renault hasn't divulged Fry's specific responsibilities within the team's Enstone structure where Nick Chester is the outfit's acting technical director.
Fry was instrumental in helping McLaren turn around its fortunes this season with its MCL34, but the arrival at Woking earlier this year of new technical director James Key incited Fry to move on from McLaren.
The 55-year-old engineer initially joined McLaren in 1993 for a seventeen-year spell that lasted until he joined Ferrari in 2010, remaining in Maranello until the end of a disappointing 2014 season, when the Scuderia recruited James Allison as its technical director.
Following a short stint as a consultant for Manor during the 2016 season, Fry then rejoined McLaren.