McLaren Reorganizes F1 Technical Staff Following Sanchez’s Departure After Three Months

Published Categorized as Formula 1 No Comments on McLaren Reorganizes F1 Technical Staff Following Sanchez’s Departure After Three Months
McLaren Reorganizes F1 Technical Staff Following Sanchez's Departure After Three Months
McLaren F1 Technical Staff (Credits: F1)

Sanchez came to McLaren from Ferrari in January to help the engineering team. But it turned out that his job as the technical director didn’t match what was discussed before.

Andrea Stella, the team principal, will take on Sanchez’s job. McLaren is looking for someone new to lead the performance side of the team.

Stella said that Sanchez made some valuable contributions during his short time at McLaren. But they both realized that the job didn’t match what they had talked about at the beginning.

They decided it would be best for Sanchez to leave so he could find another job that fits his skills better.

McLaren Reorganizes F1 Technical Staff Following Sanchez's Departure After Three Months
McLaren F1 Technical Staff (Credits: F1)

McLaren has made some other changes too. Rob Marshall, who used to work for Red Bull, is now the chief designer. Neil Houldley is taking over Marshall’s old job as the technical director of engineering. Peter Prodromou will continue in his role as the technical director of aerodynamics.

Sanchez started his Formula 1 career with Renault and then joined McLaren in 2007. He stayed with McLaren when Lewis Hamilton won his first championship.

In 2012, he moved to Ferrari, where he worked for over ten years. Last year, he signed a deal to join McLaren again for the start of the 2024 season.

Sanchez said he appreciated the chance to work with McLaren. Even though the job wasn’t what he expected, he respects his colleagues and the team’s leadership. He wishes the team success in the future and looks forward to his next challenge in Formula 1.

Also read: McLaren MP4-12C vs Corvette Stingray: Supercar Showdown

Published
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments