I've put some who I think would be useful to McLaren, and headline grabbing. I'm guessing they will go with someone on the aero front, and potentially a poach from the dominant Red Bull tech team (so Peter Prodromou - who was previously at McLaren, and Newey got him to come with), or Rob Marshall (Chief Designer at Red Bull). Those guys must be a little frustrated at Red Bull, knowing that Newey takes all the credit, and there really is no where for them to go within Red Bull until Newey retires/defects - which I don't see happening soon, with Newey being in such a really good place. Red Bull treat him really well, he gets more stardom than the team principal or Vettel in some cases.. they've given him the title Chief Technical Officer, let him drive F1 cars etc. and he does not sit under the tp, Christian, as is usually the case with technical directors, as can be seen in the Red Bull org chart on their website - so I'm guessing this gets to those under Newey - just how much credit he gets (regardless of whether it is warranted). Plus we've had no major departures from Red Bull that I'm aware which is crazy considering they've had such a dominant car.
Otherwise, perhaps Pat Fry will return to the country of his birth after realising the grass isn't always greener on the otherside. I know traditionally McLaren isn't a place where people come back to, but Whitmarsh's management style may have changed this. Pat Fry can't be overly happy about James Allison joining?
The other big possibility I see could be Ross Brawn. It does seem like he was ousted and I think he could be a good fit at McLaren. Perhaps a long-term bet to take over from Martin?
And still, Mercedes perhaps are a little top heavy with the joining of Lowe - which is an automatic demotion for the following listed: Bob Bell, Geoff Willis and Aldo Costa are possibilities.
But I could be totally wrong and others may have more info... do tell!
Edited by purpleturtle, 15 October 2013 - 21:26.