New Technical Structure For Caterham F1

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Caterham has restructured its technical department as it prepares for the huge changes that are coming in 2014.

, currently Operations Director of the team, has been promoted to Deputy Technical Director, under . Meanwhile Performance Director John Iley has broadened his role to include “management of an Advanced Projects Group, looking at future innovation that can be applied to the F1 team and all of Caterham’s automotive and technological interests.”

The team adds that “John will also take a more active role with Mark Smith and team principal Cyril Abiteboul in managing the technical partnerships Caterham F1 Team has with Renault Sport F1 and Red Bull Technology.”

Although it has not made a separate announcement, RBT will continue to supply the team with gearboxes in 2014.

Smith stated: “Jody has many years of experience on the pitwall and in the factory that will be invaluable for our team in the latter stages of the 2013 season, and particularly as we head into 2014. John’s role will also enable him to take a broader view of all our performance characteristics, and will allow him to innovate – something that is crucial in F1 but which is often difficult to dedicate resource to, particularly for a young team like ours.”