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Tombazis joins Manor

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15/01/2016

Manor has announced the appointment of Nikolas Tombazis to the role of Chief Aerodynamicist.

Tombazis needs no introduction, having enjoyed a long and accomplished career in Formula 1. His first Aerodynamicist role was with Benetton in 1992, progressing to Chief Aerodynamicist the following year, a position he went on to hold with both Ferrari and McLaren.

Latterly, his remit has been more wide-ranging, focusing on the broader perspective of car design. In 2005 he became McLaren's Project Chief Director, prior to returning to Maranello for a nine-year spell as Chief Designer.

He commences his role with immediate effect and under the leadership of Technical Director John McQuilliam.

"I am delighted to announce Nikolas in the position of Chief Aerodynamicist," said McQuilliam. "I believe this appointment will help to amplify the efforts of a very talented design team that, in recent years, has not had the opportunity to showcase the full extent of their experience and capabilities. I am confident that, together with our new Mercedes power unit and Williams gearbox and technical partnership, our new aero structure will provide us with the strength to design and develop consistently competitive racing cars to help steer us towards our long-term ambitions."

"I am very happy to be joining the Manor F1 Team at this exciting time in its development," added Tombazis. "The team has impressive plans and is investing in all the right areas to achieve its on-track ambitions, so I am very much looking forward to being part of that journey. The existing design team is already very strong and I look forward to working with a great group of people to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead to help us progress through the field over the next few seasons."

This season sees the team, which has yet to name its drivers, switch from Ferrari power to Mercedes.

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1. Posted by Ro, 15/01/2016 13:29

"I hope he will have enough time to put his influence on this year's car....Good luck to all at Manor"

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