Not content with bringing on board ex-Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis, Manor GP have continued to scoop ex-Scuderia staff by signing up engineering director Pat Fry as a consultant for the 2016 season. The team are gradually picking up the pieces from what is left of Marussia’s efforts, and will now have Fry’s expertise to help them out.
Dave Ryan, racing director at Manor, knows Pat from their time working together at McLaren, and he speaks very highly of the engineer, saying: “We are extremely fortunate to have Pat on board to help us hit the ground running with our new technical package. The aim is to bring performance to the car with effect from the Barcelona tests, then translate that to the race track in Melbourne.”
With an engineering department that is slowly coming together, a car that has managed to pass all the mandated FIA crash tests, and a brand new name and logo, the team are on the right track to being ready for the 2016 season. All they need now are two drivers!
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