A McLaren director has been appointed in a leading role with the Force India team.
With the confirmation of Force India's technical linkup with McLaren-Mercedes on Monday, it also emerged that the Silverstone based team will receive "operational support".
As more details were divulged at a media event at Force India's Northamptonshire headquarters, it became clear that 46-year-old Simon Roberts, McLaren's operations director, will forthwith now work full-time for Force India.
freedom_honda wrote:this is interesting. they will be using McLaren gearbox. but didn't they just spend millions on their own seamless gearbox? they have only been using it for less than half a season. now THATS a waste of money.
Force India is currently in Barcelona with the other F1 teams to complete a three-day test at the Spanish track. It will be the team's final test with the Ferrari engine and the last test for a while as a team spokesperson confirmed to GPUpdate.net. He said: "The McLaren deal is such a last minute deal that we have to build a completely new car around their engine and unfortunately we don't expect it to be finished any time soon. We'll probably be back on track in February."
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