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Sauber chief designer Matt Morris moving to McLaren


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#51 alframsey

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 13:03

I really hope he can prove to be a success at McLaren, I really do. We need a good old WDC and WCC win more than any other team on the grid imo, desperately. Unfortunately I don't think, regardless of however many new engineers/designers we sign, that it will happen while Whitmarsh is at the team.

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#52 Mousey

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 20:32

Anybody know when he starts? Is he still going?

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 20:36

A McLaren spokesperson said: 
"Matt Morris will join McLaren Racing as engineering director once his current contractual situation with Sauber is resolved. Matt will work for our technical director, Tim Goss, to ensure our engineering standards and technical decision-making capabilities are of the highest quality. During a period of intense technical challenge within Formula 1, Matt's appointment is the first step in an ongoing programme to strengthen the engineering department as our organisation prepares for the arrival of Honda in 2015."

 

 

 

 

Awesome  :up:



#54 Mousey

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 21:00

I guess it won't be next year until he starts? Probably will start on the Honda project, looking at his experience.?

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:12

I guess it won't be next year until he starts? Probably will start on the Honda project, looking at his experience.?

 

I would hazard a guess that he is already there, it just that they are not going to make a big noise about it (possibly an agreement with Sauber).

Sauber were open to letting him go early - and considering their financial position I doubt they can afford paying a high price for "gardening leave"

 

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/108484

 


McLaren and Sauber have yet to formalise the timing of Morris's switch.

But Kaltenborn expects this problem to be solved soon, which should lead to Morris starting at McLaren this year.

"I think we will have it resolved very quickly," she said.

 

 

"$$$" Lubricant makes things smoother I hear.

Sam Michael also stated that he would probably work on next years car.
 



#56 McRules

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:32

I think Macca should seek Gordon Murray's help for their 2014. If anybody can save them its got to be Murray.



#57 WitnessX

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 17:48

... By pure coincidence he joined this week... and is already "bleeding" McLaren

 

< Link : Matt Morris Q&A >

 

 



#58 Bloggsworth

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 17:56

Hopefully he'll design a car that can use its tyres effectively.