Rob Marshall has stepped back from his role as Red Bull Racing’s Chief Engineering Officer in order to join McLaren’s Formula 1 team in 2024.
Marshall has been a key figure within Red Bull’s Formula 1 team since 2006, having joined as Chief Designer from Renault, before taking on his current position in 2016.
Marshall will take on the position of Technical Director, Engineering & Design, when he is permitted to join McLaren at the start of 2024.
The recruitment of Marshall comes two months after McLaren axed Technical Director James Key and implemented a revised technical structure.
Marshall will work alongside Peter Prodromou and David Sanchez – who will also join on January 1 – and report directly to Team Principal Andrea Stella.
McLaren has also appointed Neil Houldey to the newly-created position of Deputy Technical Director, Engineering & Design.
“I am incredibly pleased that Rob will be joining McLaren,” said Stella. “With over 25 years working in motorsport, Rob comes to us with a wealth of expertise and experience, elevated by his tenure and track record at Red Bull Racing.
“Rob’s appointment is one of the fundamental steps and a natural fit to aid the team’s journey to get back to our winning ways.
“We are a team with the ambition of fighting for championships, but over the last couple of seasons we have not shown a steady upward trend from an on-track competitiveness point of view.
“Over the last few months, we have worked towards inverting this trend. The approach we have adopted is comprehensive and is based on strengthening the team from a people and expertise point of view, along with the ongoing projects to upgrade technology and infrastructure that will shortly come to fruition.”