Virgin have announced details of changes to their senior management team including the appointment of former Jordan and Force India man Ian Phillips.
Virgin also announced Marussia Motors president Nikolay Fomenko as their new engineering director.
According to the team he will “provide overall leadership for the team?óÔé¼Ôäós technology programmes, covering race car development, engineering and collaboration with Marussia?óÔé¼Ôäós road car programme.” The road car manufacturer bought a stake in the team at the end of last year.
Graeme Lowdon had become the team’s president and sporting director, and will represent them in the FIA’s F1 Commission and the FOTA executive.
Chairman Darryl Eales said:
The changes announced today, together with Marussia?óÔé¼Ôäós wealth of knowledge and experience, provide us with a solid foundation as we enter our second season. I believe we are very fortunate to have such depth of commercial and racing leadership as we embark on the next step in our ambitious plans for the team.
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