McLaren’s head of aerodynamics leaves team

Date published: December 10 2019

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McLaren look set for more personnel changes in the winter following the departure of their head of aerodynamics, Guillaume Cattelani, according to Motorsport.com.

Team principal Andreas Seidl and technical director James Key have been at the heart of a major restructuring process at the Woking team as they continue to work towards restoring the glory days.

And now McLaren are on the hunt for another new face to head up their aerodynamic department with Cattelani now placed on gardening leave.

Cattelani first joined McLaren from Lotus (now Renault) in 2014 and, prior to that, was aero chief of Peugeot’s Le Mans project from 2006 to 2012 after first starting his career with Lola.

He is now being linked with a move to Haas in 2020 having also worked as a consultant for Dallara in the past, but neither McLaren nor Haas are prepared to comment on the matter.

It is as yet unknown whether McLaren will employ from within the team or look again at securing a name currently working outside of the organisation.

McLaren enjoyed their best season since 2012 following a P4 finish in the Constructors’ Championship this season.

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