McLaren names new race engineer for Button
17 July 2014 – McLaren's Jenson Button will have a new race engineer for this weekend's German Grand Prix and for the rest of the 2014 Formula 1 season, it has been announced.
The change sees Tom Stallard take over from Dave Robson. Robson will now take on a 'broader role' within the team - no further details were given on Robson's new position.
"Tom Stallard will be Jenson's race engineer from the German Grand Prix onwards," a McLaren spokesperson confirmed to GPUpdate.net.
"Tom is a very intelligent and able engineer, who has worked in a variety of engineering roles within McLaren, including as Jenson's performance engineer.
"Jenson's previous race engineer was Dave Robson. Dave is a very experienced and expert engineer, who has achieved many successes working alongside Jenson in recent years, and whose experience and expertise will now be exploited in a broader role within McLaren's Formula 1 operation."
As for the reason for the change on the eve of round ten in the championship, the spokesperson added: "This move is [just] an example of McLaren's determination to optimise the deployment of its considerable engineering resource by developing the careers of all its engineers, on an ongoing basis, as part of our restructuring process."