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McLaren sign Red Bull’s chief aerodynamicist Peter Prodromou // McLaren bolster their technical department for the Honda partnership

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McLaren sign Red Bull’s chief aerodynamicist Peter Prodromou
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The McLaren team announced a new signing over the course of the Japanese weekend, bringing Peter Prodromou on board from Red Bull. The team are keen to suggest this is not a one-off signing but a move to strengthen their technical team after a very disappointing season in 2013.

Prodromou won’t be able to join until after his current contract ends next year, and managing director at McLaren Jonathan Neale says: “There are also some other things we are doing to strengthen our team, so it’s a series of moves as we head to 2015 with Honda to make sure that this team stays at the forefront of F1 and is set for winning ways.”

Prodromou has been at Red Bull, working with Adrian Newey, since 2006 and has helped that team to become the dominant force they are today. McLaren are hoping to harness some of that, with Jenson Button saying: “Look at this season, it has not been a great year for us all... I think it’s great that Jonathan, Martin and everyone else are looking outside the box, and it’s going to help us more in the future.”