Booth joins Toro Rosso on consultancy basis
26 April 2016 – John Booth, the former team boss of Manor, has joined Toro Rosso on a consultancy basis in the position of Director of Racing, the outfit announced on Tuesday.
Booth, who departed Manor at the end of last season before establishing an LMP2 outfit in the World Endurance Championship, will take up duties at the Russian Grand Prix.
"It is a great honour to join such a well-established and competitive team as Toro Rosso; it is a team that has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time," said Booth.
"I am looking forward to getting started and working with Franz [Tost] and the team in Sochi."
"I have known John for many years and I am delighted to welcome him to the team," added Tost.
"Formula 1 is becoming ever more complex, with recent changes on the tyre front, car set-up, radio communications and so forth.
"Therefore, having a competitive car and talented drivers, both of which we have, on its own is not enough.
"With his vast experience I am sure John will help the team raise its game and become a more effective force over a race weekend."