Despite the youth of the team Manor in Formula 1, the line to be followed in the incorporation of new signings, it seems always the same, the experience. The arrival of Bob Bell in 2015 and Dave Ryan, in the beginning of this year, has been added by Nikolas Tombazis as chief of aerodynamics, and now Pat Fry. The british will be the task of adviser of engineering, and the team hopes to take advantage of the knowledge that has been acquired after nearly 30 years in this category. Fry entered in the Formula 1 of the hand of Benetton in 1987, before moving to McLaren in 1993, where he served until 2010. His previous stage to the Manor was spent on Ferrari, first as deputy technical manager and then as technical director. It was, along with Tombazis, one of the great responsible for the F14-T, single-seater the Scuderia in 2014, and paid face the negative season for the italians.
Was a victim of the restructuring of Ferrari, and now comes to the Manor to be one of the leaders in the development of a team that is looking for a new identity. This is what has been announced:
Racing Manor is pleased to announce that Pat Fry has joined the team to provide engineering consulting, as part of the challenge of the season 2016.
During this time, the team will benefit from the considerable expertise of Pat in various roles of engineering career and leadership technical with Benetton, McLaren and Ferrari, to help develop their engineering capabilities.
We’re pleased to announce that Pat Fry has joined our team as Engineering Consultant, to help us get our 2016 challenge underway.
— Manor Racing (@ManorRacing) January 25, 2016
Dave Ryan, director of racing, welcomed the team to his new companion:
We are very fortunate to have Pat on board to help us hit the ground and run out with our new and exciting technical package. The goal is to bring the performance of the car with effect from the tests in Barcelona, then translate that to the race track in Melbourne, and ensure that we make the strongest start possible for 2016 and have a good base for the development in the first part of the season.