Caterham parts company with technical director Smith

By on Saturday, May 10, 2014
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham has announced a new management structure, with technical director Mark Smith leaving the team with immediate effect.

Smith's role will not be replaced, with John Iley, Jody Egginton and Gerry Hughes all assuming responsibility for specific areas and they will report to team principal Cyril Abiteboul.

"First I would like to thank Mark for his time and dedication to the development of our team since he first joined in 2011," said Abiteboul.

"We and Mark part company on good terms and with our best wishes for the future. It was obviously a tough decision to see someone of Mark’s calibre go, but we have identified the need to restructure as a key aspect of increasing our on-track performance and forming a new Technical Committee composed of John, Jody and Gerry will allow us to do exactly that."

"After investing last year in our new factory, and over the winter in aerodynamic development capacity, the new structure gives three specialists we are lucky to have with us the opportunity to use their experience, passion and dedication to help us progress.

"We are not happy with our current performance levels and John, Jody and Gerry, with my full support and that of our shareholders, staff and partners, are the right people to help take us forward."


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