Moving F1-Staff

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:44 am
ralphster7 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:37 pm
McLaren have also renamed all their engineering positions.

James Key is now Executive Technical Director, Andrea Stella Executive Racing Director, and Piers Thynne Executive Operations Director (from Production Director)
Really don't know why they've done this but I guess it is to distinguish the engineering hierarchy more clearly.
Williams have done a similar thing with Adam Carter now Engineering Director (instead of Chief Engineer) and Dave Wheater now Aerodynamics Director (instead of Head of Aero)
Could this be as a result of the cost cap? Certain senior management roles are excluded from the cost cap I believe. Maybe it's just the team ensuring those salaries are "safe".
My guess it’s more (in both cases) the end of a restructuring. After you get the people to fill the positions, you look at the organisation to maximise the people you got.

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Jolle wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:34 am
Just_a_fan wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:44 am
ralphster7 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:37 pm
McLaren have also renamed all their engineering positions.

James Key is now Executive Technical Director, Andrea Stella Executive Racing Director, and Piers Thynne Executive Operations Director (from Production Director)
Really don't know why they've done this but I guess it is to distinguish the engineering hierarchy more clearly.
Williams have done a similar thing with Adam Carter now Engineering Director (instead of Chief Engineer) and Dave Wheater now Aerodynamics Director (instead of Head of Aero)
Could this be as a result of the cost cap? Certain senior management roles are excluded from the cost cap I believe. Maybe it's just the team ensuring those salaries are "safe".
My guess it’s more (in both cases) the end of a restructuring. After you get the people to fill the positions, you look at the organisation to maximise the people you got.
I work in a Engineering company and every few years they change our titles. It rarely changes what we do. In my opinion it's managers try to show people they're doing something.

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ralphster7 wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Remi Taffin Engine Technical Director at Alpine has left the team, rumoured to be returning to Red Bull where he was seconded to from Renault 2012-2015
Considering how Taffin came up through the ranks at Renault, I think he's more of a manager than a PU technical guy.

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Vincent Hubert Deputy Engine Technical Director at Alpine is remaining at the team but his position is now the Head of Regulatory Matters - FIA Liaison & Technical Strategy.

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Jarrod Murphy Head of Aero at Mercedes has been promoted to director of Aerodynamics effectively replacing Mike Elliott as Technology Director.

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James Crook became Principal Aerodynamicist at Williams in May, being promoted from Aero Project Leader. A lot of promotions at Williams atm

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Richard Saxby has joined McLaren Applied as Head of Motorsport Accounts he joins from Mercedes where he was Head of Test and Development Centre since 2013.

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Fabio Segalini Head of Design Office at Haas has left to join Oreca.

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https://the-race.com/formula-1/ex-merce ... -chairman/

Nick Fry to become McLaren Applied chairman

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-Enrico Balbo will replace Dan Fallows at Red Bull as Head of Aero, he was previously Head of Aero Development at the team
-Bradley Joyce is now Head of Trackside Engineering at Aston, Ben Michell has taken his place as Stroll's engineer.

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I saw this and it made me laugh so I thought I'd share it, sorry if it's a bit off topic.

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