Red Bull engineering chief Marshall transfers to McLaren!


McLaren has announced the appointment of Rob Marshall as Technical Director, Engineering & Design within its Formula 1 team.

Marshall, who will take up his position in Woking on January 1 2024, joins McLaren after 17 years with Red Bull Racing, most notably as Chief Engineering Officer.

The Briton will officiate alongside Peter Prodromou and David Sanchez as part of McLaren's F1 Technical Executive team, will all three men reporting directly to team principal Andrea Stella.

Marshall will also be supported by Neil Houldey in the newly created role of Deputy Technical Director, Engineering & Design.

"I am incredibly pleased that Rob will be joining McLaren," commented Stella.

"With over 25 years working in motorsport, Rob comes to us with a wealth of expertise and experience, elevated by his tenure and track record at Red Bull Racing.

"Rob’s appointment is one of the fundamental steps and a natural fit to aid the team’s journey to get back to our winning ways.

"We are a team with the ambition of fighting for championships, but over the last couple of seasons we have not shown a steady upward trend from an on-track competitiveness point of view.

"Over the last few months, we have worked towards inverting this trend. The approach we have adopted is comprehensive and is based on strengthening the Team from a people and expertise point of view, along with the ongoing projects to upgrade technology and infrastructure that will shortly come to fruition.

"People and culture are our most important resource. We have recently invested and worked towards developing and empowering the internal talents available at McLaren, and we already perceive and measure the positive impact.

"In parallel, we have been strengthening our roster by bringing new talents on board. The list was already strong and encouraging, and the addition of a high-end and skilled individual like Rob will further consolidate our ability to establish the highest technical standards at McLaren and be in condition to design winning F1 cars.

"We look forward to welcoming Rob in the near future."

Marshall will step back from his current role at Red Bull with immediate effect. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner paid tribute to Marshall's contribution to the Milton Keynes-based outfit over the years.

We would like to thank Rob for everything he has done for the Team over the past 17 years," said Horner.

"His work on the generation of cars that gave us four incredible championship doubles between 2010 and 2013 was truly outstanding.

"In the years since he has continued to be a key figure at the Team and in 2016 took on the broader role of Chief Engineering Officer which has seen him involved in other projects across the business.

"His influence will be missed but once again we thank him for all he has done and wish him the very best in his new role."

Keep up to date with all the F1 news via Facebook and Twitter