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Caterham restructure technical department 26 Sep 2013

Giedo van der Garde (NDL) Caterham CT03.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 22 September 2013 (L to R): Cyril Abiteboul (FRA) Caterham CEO and John Iley (GBR) Caterham.
Formula One Testing, Day 1, Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, 28 February 2013 Mark Smith (GBR) Caterham Technical Director in the Press Conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, 10 May 2013

Following last weekend’s confirmation that the team will use Renault’s new V6 power train next season, Caterham have announced a restructuring of their technical department designed to help them prepare for the challenges posed by the 2014 regulation changes.

Jody Egginton, currently Caterham’s operations director, is promoted to deputy technical director with immediate effect, while performance director John Iley will broaden his role to include management of a new Advanced Projects Group, looking at future innovation that can be applied to the F1 team and all of Caterham's automotive and technological interests.

"I am pleased that both Jody and John have agreed to take on the enhanced responsibilities we are asking them to embrace as part of this reorganisation,” said Caterham’s technical director Mark Smith. “Jody has many years of experience on the pit wall and in the factory that will be invaluable for our team in the latter stages of the 2013 season, and particularly as we head into 2014.

“John's role will also enable him to take a broader view of all our performance characteristics, and will allow him to innovate - something that is crucial in F1 but which is often difficult to dedicate resource to, particularly for a young team like ours."

Caterham are in their fourth season of Formula One competition, having joined the grid as Lotus Racing back in 2010.

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