Prodromou to join McLaren in September
24 June 2014 – McLaren Group CEO Ron Dennis has revealed that aerodynamicist Peter Prodromou will join the team earlier than expected.
Prodromou signed a deal to return to Woking in October last year, but was not due to start until 2015, when his current contract with Red Bull expired.
However, it now seems as though he will start in just over two months' time.
"We've got Peter Prodromou joining us in September so that will be a big step," Dennis told reporters in Austria.
"It will bolster our revitalised aero team, so I'm not concerned about aero performance next year, it will come right."
"We've got a steep curve with Honda [joining as engine supplier again from 2015], but at the end of the day we were with them for five years [between 1988 and 1992] and won 50 per cent of the races," Dennis added.
"So I'm not worried about getting there with Honda, it's just going to be a bit challenging at the beginning.
"This is motor racing, it goes up and down, you've just got to keep your head down and keep working."