Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Istanbul, 2010

McLaren shuffle technical staff after Fry departure

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Istanbul, 2010
Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Istanbul, 2010

McLaren has reorganised its engineering staff following the departure of Pat Fry to Ferrari last year.

Tim Goss, who previously alternated leadership of new car design with Fry, now has overall responsibility for developing new cars. He said:

Now I?ve taken on both roles ?ǣ but there?s obviously been some shifting of responsibilities within the team as, clearly, I can?t do the work of two people.

As director of engineering, my role will be to co-ordinate a small team of project engineers who are responsible for the specification, design and development of our cars.
Tim Goss

Paddy Lowe has been promoted from engineering director to become technical director. He said:

It?s great for Neil [Oatley] and me to be joined by Tim as another director on the technical side. With the three of us, we?ll not only be able to more efficiently spread our workload, but, through Tim & me, we?ll also share race attendance.

It?s very important to have senior technical management at the racetrack, because that?s where you score the points, but, equally, if you spend all your time away then you risk overlooking some of the hard work that happens back at the factory.
Paddy Lowe