Moving F1-Staff

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Karthik Venkatesan

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Very odd timing...
Toro Rosso fires chief designer

The Faenza based team has ended the contract with Luca Furbatto, their chief designer, with immediate effect. The Turin born engineer worked on the new STR9 in close collaboration with Technical Director James Key.
http://thejudge13.com/2014/02/11/daily- ... #tororosso

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Phil Mitchell, Lotus F1 to Scuderia Toro Rosso, as Head of Reliability.

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Another interesting departure...
Today, Caterham CEO Riad Asmat leaves the team, “with immediate effect”.
http://thejudge13.com/2014/02/12/daily- ... 20Leafield

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Rob Smedley confirmed at Williams. He'll be Head of Vehicle Performance. Also, Richard Lockwood's arrival from Marussia confirmed, he'll be Head of Race Strategy.

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A good move for Mclaren in November 2013, which was not mentioned until know. Romy Mathew from Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains to Mclaren.

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/romy-mathew/ ... =pub-pbmap

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I doubt employing a contract designer of test jigs is going to set MClaren's world alight.

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Mclaren recruited two more people in February 2014.
The first is Matt Dunn, an aerodynamic design engineer from Torro Rosso. Before Torro Rosso he worked at L-3 Communications, and before that he had a short time (6 months) at the begining of 2012, at Mclaren Automotive.
The second is Stephen Watt, who came frome EM Motorsport, where he was general manager. Before that he was head of electronics at Hispania Racing and Super Aguri. Between this periods, he was electronic systems consultant at Menard Competition Technology. I think that this is a very good signing, because it's totally not characteristic to Mclaren to poach an engineer from outside and put him directly head of electronics. All the new people who came from 2012 until now, at the begining of their work at Mclaren had lower positions in a department, and after some time they started to evolve in the company.

Source: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/matt-dunn/23 ... =pub-pbmap
http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stephenwatt

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A new update what happend during the last 3 month (nonetheless I'm sure there were more).
In the following summary you can also find some moves, that have been postet by other users, thx to them.

BTW...it's a pity, that I can't update my initial post anymore.

Overview - OLD:

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              joined the team | left the team
Red Bull    |        3        |      4
Mercedes    |        9        |      6
Ferrari     |        5        |      6
Lotus       |        3        |      10
McLaren     |        8        |      1
Force India |        4        |      9
Toro Rosso  |        7        |      2
Williams    |        5        |      4
Marussia    |        2        |      -
Caterham    |        -        |      1
Others      |        6        |      4
Overview - NEW:

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              joined the team | left the team
Red Bull    |        3        |      8
Mercedes    |        9        |      7
Ferrari     |        7        |      6
Lotus       |        4        |      20
McLaren     |        12       |      3
Force India |        6        |      10
Sauber      |        -        |      1
Toro Rosso  |        9        |      5
Williams    |        5        |      6
Marussia    |        2        |      1
Caterham    |        7        |      2
Others      |        16       |      6

Update, 2014-03-22
To Ferrari
- Chris Laws, Team Leader – Simulation Development (former Team Leader – Aerodynamic Performance), from McLaren to Ferrari, Jan. 2014
- Thomas Cepe, Composite Design Engineer, from RBR to Ferrari, Jan. 2014

To Caterham
- Eelke De Groot, CFD-Head of Development (former Lead CFD Aerodynamicist), from Williams to Caterham, Mar. 2014
- Adam Lowe, Design Engineer (former KERS Design Engineer), from Lotus to Caterham, Dec. 2013
- Richard Messenger, Lead Surface Designer (former Senior Aero Design Engineer), from Lotus to Caterham, Dec. 2013
- James Crook, Senior CFD Aerodynamicist (former CFD Aerodynamicist), from Lotus to Caterham, Dec. 2013
- Gerry Hughes, Chief Race Engineer (former Head of Chassis Development), from RLL to Caterham, Jan. 2014
- Simeon Whitworth, Model Maker, from Lotus to Caterham, Feb. 2014
- Steve Green, Senior Model Designer (former Aerodynamic Design Engineer), from FI to Caterham, Mar. 2014

To McLaren
- Matt Dunn, Aerodynamic Design Engineer (former Aero Surface Designer), from STR to McLaren, Feb. 2014
- Ciaron Pilbeam, Chief Race Engineer, from Lotus to McLaren, Feb. 2014
- Gary Law, Design Engineer Aero (former Senior Design Engineer), from Caterham to McLaren, Jan. 2014
- Stephen Watt, Head of Electronics (former General Manager), from EM Motorsport to McLaren, Feb. 2014

To Lotus
- David Spires, Aero Mechanical Design Team Leader (former Senior Model Design Engineer), from STR to Lotus, Feb. 2014

To FI
- Lawrence Wilkinson, Senior Control Systems Engineer (former Principal Control Engineer), from Mercedes to FI, Dec. 2013
- Michael Tramonto, Design Engineer – Aerodynamics (former Aero Surface Designer), from STR to FI, Jan. 2014

To STR:
- Ricardo Penteado, Race Engine Support Leader, from Lotus to STR, Dec. 2013
- Phil Mitchell, Head of Reliability (former Engineering Co-Ordinator Race Team), from Lotus to STR, Feb. 2014

To Others
- Michael Illman, EK Analysis Engineer (former Survace Engineer), from McLaren to Rolls-Royce, Jan. 2014
- Oliver Grossmann, Senior Structural Engineer (former Head of Structural Calculation), from Sauber to Marenco Swisshelicopter, Feb. 2014
- Jonathan Block, Director (former Design Engineer), from Marussia to Speedtech Engineering Consultants, Feb. 2014
- Katriona Jones, Senior Design Engineer (former Composite Design Engineer), from Williams to Wirth Research, Feb. 2014
- Pablo Olmedo, Composite Design Engineer (former Junior Composite Design Engineer), from Lotus to Space Exploration Technologies, Dec. 2013
- Colin Dick, Flow Assurance Engineer (former Junior CFD Aerodynamicist), from Lotus to Xodus Group, Mar. 2014
- Brian Tang, Postdoctoral Research Assistang (former Junior CFD Aerodynamicist), from Lotus to University of Oxford, Dec. 2013
- Richard Dutton, IT Developer (former Software Technical Team Lead), from RBR to Software Consultancy, Jan. 2014
- Neil Furber, Consultant (former Composite Design Engineer), from RBR to Pro2 Automotive Engineering, Mar. 2014
- Andrew Newman, Software Developer (former Senior Analyst Programmer), from RBR to Phoenix, Jan. 2014

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Another two more people coming at Mclaren.
Brian McIlwaine came in February 2014, as a design engineer from Rolls Royce. He is an experienced engineer in Aerospace and Motor Sport. He has one of the most highest salaries at Mclaren Racing. (rumour from outside the F1 world, don't know if it is true).
The second is Adam Painter, a composite engineer, who came from Force India in January 2014.

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/brian-mcilwa ... =pub-pbmap
http://uk.linkedin.com/in/adampainteruk

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http://grandprix247.com/2014/02/05/prod ... -red-bull/

Has this been discussed?
Prodromou to stay at Red Bull, if it's true- bad news for mclaren
Just a fan's point of view

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It's not true.

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I flipping hope it's bit true!
What makes you think it isn't true though?
Just a fan's point of view

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Pretty weird we havent heard anything about him for 2 months now