Pat Fry Returns To McLaren As Engineering Director


Pat Fry - Manor - Mclaren
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McLaren F1 Team has re-hired Pay Fry to their technical team, under the role as engineering director for the Woking based team

Fry was last in F1 with Manor Racing as the team’s engineering consultant in 2016, before the team folded at the beginning of last year.

With the team undergoing changes within its structure behind the scenes, it is likely that the team will have to wait until next year for the team to acquire James Key as their technical director.

Fry will join the team with immediate affect, obtaining the role as the team’s engineering director.

With over 30 years of experience in F1, Fry started out in F1 with Benetton before joining McLaren in 1993. He remained at the team until 2010, when he joined Scuderia Ferrari but was shown the door at the end of 2014 as the team restructur instigated by technical director James Allison.

Manor acquired the services of Fry for the 2016 season but his role ended as the team entered administration and failed to seek a buyer in time to compete for 2017.

Fry is set to help McLaren prepare for the 2019 campaign, after what has been a struggle for the team this season with multiple changes behind the scenes. Eric Boullier, Tim Goss and Matt Morris have all left their outpost over the course of the year.

McLaren have shaken up their driver line up for 2019 with Carlos Sainz Jr. joining the team alongside McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris.