McLaren confirms signing Red Bull's Prodromou

Martin Whitmarsh and Christian Horner both confirmed that Peter Prodromou has signed with McLaren

Oct.12 (GMM) McLaren has confirmed reports Red Bull's aerodynamics boss is heading to Woking.

Earlier, we reported rumours Peter Prodromou, described by Auto Motor und Sport as Adrian Newey's "right hand man", has been poached from the world champions.

Sergio Perez, McLaren MP4-28 leads team mate Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28
Sergio Perez, McLaren MP4-28 leads team mate Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28

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"He's signed a contract with us," team boss Martin Whitmarsh told Reuters at Suzuka.

It is believed Prodromou's existing Red Bull contract runs until 2015.

Whitmarsh's Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner also confirmed the news about Prodromou on Saturday.

"We've enjoyed a long relationship with Peter and he's a valuable member of the team and there's quite a duration left on his contract," he said.

"We won't force him to stay, if it's his choice to leave then he'll leave at the end of his contract. But we are quite some way off that," Horner added.

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Christian Horner , Sergio Perez , Adrian Newey , Martin Whitmarsh
Teams McLaren
Article type Commentary
Tags adrian newey, mclaren, peter prodromou, red bul