McLAREN GT REINFORCES TECHNICAL TEAM WITH NEW HIGH-PROFILE APPOINTMENTS
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| As further strengthening of the McLaren GT technical team, and as part of the strategy to accommodate the expanding operations, the British race car manufacturer is announcing three high profile appointments. Andrew Bailey moves to the role of Operations Director, Ian Morgan joins as Chief Engineer and Tim White takes up the position of Engine Operations Manager.
Andrew Bailey makes the move from the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, and brings a wealth of knowledge having held the role of Head of Vehicle Design for the past four years. Bailey joined in 2008 and oversaw the latter half of the design development of the championship-winning MP4-23. During his time with the team, Bailey was responsible for vehicle design, systems engineering and control systems. In his new role as Operations Director, Bailey will oversee the day-to-day operational aspects of McLaren GT.
Ian Morgan joins McLaren GT following his recent position at Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team as Head of Racing Engineering. As part of Adrian Newey's engineering team, he supported the team to secure back-to-back drivers and constructors championships in 2010 and 2011. This new position is a return to McLaren for Morgan, having previously held the role of Senior Vehicle Development Engineer for the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren project.
Tim White brings more than 25 years of experience in top level motorsport, having held senior positions in several leading motor sports and engineering companies including Ilmor Engineering, Mercedes Benz HPE and Red Bull Technologies. White joins from his most recent role of Senior Track Support Engineer for the Lotus IndyCar programme.
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