RED BULL have introduced massive modifications to their engineering group construction.
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Crimson Bull have made a serious change to their engineering line up within the hope of discovering the following star of Components One. The group’s head of race engineering Guillaume Rocquelin will transfer into a brand new position following the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.
Rocquelin will now work with the group’s group of younger drivers. He had been the top of race engineering since 2015.
The Crimson Bull Junior group contains 12 drivers, together with 5 in Components 2 and three in Components 3. Rocquelin will now be tasked with discovering the following Sebastian Vettel, whom he was the race engineer for between 2010 and 2013, or reigning world champion Max Verstappen.
On the change, group principal Christian Horner mentioned: “The engineering group is constant to evolve, particularly as we’ve to have a look at efficiencies with the price range cap. Rocky has achieved a tremendous job trackside for us during the last 15 or 16 years, race engineering Sebastian to all of his [Red Bull Racing] race victories and world championships and main the engineering group for final 12 months’s success as nicely.
Crimson Bull have introduced main modifications within the quest to seek out the following Verstappen and Vettel (Picture: GETTY)
“He’s going to evolve and tackle a brand new position working with our plethora of younger drivers, the place we’ll be seeking to utilise all his expertise from working with so many drivers to proceed to develop the Crimson Bull Junior drivers. [He will] very a lot take a number one position in that undertaking and the way they combine into Crimson Bull Racing, making use of scientific instruments to that as nicely.
“So it’s an thrilling, new problem for Rocky. It will likely be his final race weekend right here earlier than he strikes on to that position.”
Verstappen’s race engineer, Gianpiero Lambiase, will substitute Rocquelin as the top of race engineering for Crimson Bull. However he may also stay in his present position with Verstappen.
Max Verstappen will begin the Australian Grand Prix in second (Picture: EXPRESS)
Horner mentioned: “The restructure will see ‘GP’ taking a step as much as turn into the lead engineer trackside whereas nonetheless sustaining the position as Max’s race engineer. So it’s evolution.
“It is nice to see that inside the group. Each of the fellows are going to excel of their subsequent roles.”
In the meantime, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has claimed pole for the Australian Grand Prix. Verstappen was second, simply pipped by two tenths of a second, together with his Crimson Bull team-mate Sergio Perez third.