Manor’s John Booth takes up Toro Rosso consultancy role

Former Manor F1 Team Boss John Booth, has today joined the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 team in a consultancy position, taking up the role of Director of Racing for the Faenza based squad.

The Yorkshireman left the Manor F1 squad along with Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon at the end of 2015, after the two had saved the outfit from certain extinction, before announcing his Manor Motorsport outfit would be competing in the LMP2 category of the World Endurance Championship in 2016. Booth will remain a part of the Manor WEC squad alongside his Toro Rosso role.

Booth has a wealth of experience across all forms of motorsport, including Formula 1, and was with the Manor F1 squad in its various guises since their inception in 2010. He will take up his responsibilities working with the Toro Rosso squad from this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.

“It is a great honour to join such a well-established and competitive team as Scuderia Toro Rosso” said Booth.

“It is a team that has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time. I am looking forward to getting started and working with Franz and the team this weekend in Sochi.”

Franz Tost, Team Principal of Toro Rosso, added “I have known John for many years and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.

“Formula 1 is becoming ever more complex, with recent changes on the tyre front, car set-up, radio communications and so forth. Therefore, having a competitive car and talented drivers, both of which we have, on its own is not enough.

“With his vast experience I am sure John will help the team raise its game and become a more effective force over a race weekend.”