David Sanchez

Formula 1 News: David Sanchez quits McLaren F1 already

McLaren announces David Sanchez has left the team as part of a technical restructuring. He only joined in January from Ferrari, but Sanchez says “the role we envisioned and had agreed to was not aligned with the reality of the position I found”

McLaren Press Release

McLaren today announced a number of organizational updates within its Formula 1 team.

As the team continues its relentless quest to establish the highest technical standards and move up the F1 grid we can confirm a number of organizational updates aimed at further strengthening and evolving the technical model.

• Rob Marshall will assume the role of Chief Designer
• Neil Houldey will move to be Technical Director – Engineering
• Peter Prodromou will continue in his role as Technical Director – Aerodynamics
• The Concept and Performance department will be streamlined to focus on Performance and will be led by the Technical Director – Performance. Andrea Stella will assume this role in the interim until a permanent appointment is confirmed.

As part of these changes, and following a number of discussions, David Sanchez has left the team.

Andrea Stella, Team Principal, McLaren F1, said: 

“This further step in the evolution of the structure of the Technical Department and of the working model within the Team signify our commitment to constantly enhancing our technical capabilities and workflows for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

“Following thoughtful discussions between David Sanchez and the Team Leadership, the mutual decision has been taken for David to leave the team. Upon our joint reflection, it became apparent that the role, responsibilities, and ambitions associated with David’s position did not align with our original expectations when he agreed to join us in February 2023. Recognizing this misalignment, both David and I agreed that it would be best to part ways now, so to enable him to pursue other opportunities that will better leverage the full scale and breadth of his remarkable skill set. We greatly and gratefully value the contributions that David has made during his relatively short time with us, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

David Sanchez added: 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this team. While the role we envisioned and had agreed to was not aligned with the reality of the position I found, I leave with respect for the leadership, admiration for the dedication of my colleagues, and appreciation for the openness and honesty in which we discussed and arrived at this decision. I wish this team continued success as it continues its journey to the front of the grid where it belongs. I look forward to my next challenge within F1.”

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