Manor has strengthened its engineering department with a high-profile signing in former Mercedes technical director Bob Bell as a technical consultant.
The revived outfit is rebuilding itself following its collapse at the end of the 2014 season and has already secured the services of former Toro Rosso chief designer Luca Furbatto, and former Caterham head of enginerring Gianluca Pisanello.
Bell, who has worked at McLaren, Jordan and Renault before Mercedes, is the latest addition to the technical team following his departure from Brackley in November.
According to the team, Bell will be “applying his considerable industry experience supporting and advising Manor’s senior management as they rebuild the team and formulate an ambitious long-term plan”.
Team principal John Booth added: “It’s been a dramatic but rewarding start to our 2015 season, and we’re only now able to settle into more of a rhythm, allowing us to look to the future.
“Our focus this season is to re-build the foundations of the team and develop our internal capabilities.
“As ever in Formula 1, we rely on the experience, tenacity and drive of our colleagues, so we’re delighted to welcome our new team-mates.
“Each of them brings a huge amount of experience from within the sport, adding further dimensions to our existing technical and engineering capability.
“Whilst we seek to optimise our performance during the remainder of the 2015 season, we can also turn our attention to the next exciting chapter in our story – 2016 and beyond.”
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