Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Buddh International Circuit, 2011

Toro Rosso recruits chief designer from McLaren

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Buddh International Circuit, 2011
Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Buddh International Circuit, 2011

Toro Rosso has hired Luca Furbatto from McLaren as its new chief designer.

The 39-year-old, who was an assistant project engineer on the MP4-26, will join Toro Rosso next month.

Furbatto spent 11 years at McLaren.

Toro Rosso has expanded its technical staff since a change in the rules last year required the team to design its own car instead of using chassis supplied by Red Bull Technology.

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