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July 04, 2005

The French Grand Prix

Renault's president and chief executive Carlos Ghosn (L) poses with Renault Spanish driver Fernando Alonso on the start grid of the Magny-Cours racetrack before the start of the French Grand Prix on Sunday.

"We don't compete to make an average show," he told a news conference at the French Grand Prix, the championship-leading carmaker's home race and the first that he has attended.

Ghosn, in charge of Nissan before taking the top job at parent company Renault, was preceded in the Formula One paddock by a reputation as a tough cost-cutter with no great affection for motor sport.

He said that was not true on a personal level.

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