Thursday, 12 February 2015

New engineers can step up with Newey's reduced role within Infiniti Red Bull Racing

(Infiniti Red Bull Racing)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner believes that Adrian Newey’s reduced role within the organisation will help the team’s junior engineers to move up the ranks at the team. Newey was involved in the design process of the new RB11 but will now take a step back from the day to operational role of chief technical officer.

When Newey announced last year that he would take a back seat within the F1 team Christian Horner revealed that no replacement would be announced in that role however Chief Engineering Officer Rob Marshall has now taken up a more hands on role within the technical team.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing have created a new team to replace Adrian Newey which will be led by Rob Marshall, Paul Monaghan is (Chief car Engineer), Dan Fallows (who looks after the aerodynamic development of the car) and Pierre Wache (Chief Performance Engineer). Red Bull have been more encouraged with the performance in testing this year compared to the same period last year.

Newey will still provide advice and assistance to team while dividing his time between the Formula One programme and Red Bull Technologies.

Newey was at the opening winter test in Jerez last week to oversee the RB11’s first on track outing.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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