Stephen Taylor appointed Sauber chief designer

January 26: Sauber is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Taylor as chief designer. Stephen Taylor joins from McLaren International where he worked as a design engineer since Spetember 1995. The 37 year-old Briton has 14 years of ...

January 26: Sauber is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Taylor as chief designer.

Stephen Taylor joins from McLaren International where he worked as a design engineer since Spetember 1995. The 37 year-old Briton has 14 years of experience in design and project management, primarily in the field of advanced composites. He has been successively employed by Advanced Composites Group, Team Lotus, Larrousse and McLaren International.

Sergio Rinland has left the team by mutual agreement, for private reasons.

"I would like to thank Sergio for all his work during his time with us", Peter Sauber said, "and for the C20, which has already begun to demonstrate its highly competitive qualities during preliminary testing."

37 year-old Taylor's motorsport career began as a project engineer and then engineering manager with Advanced Composites Group, where he worked on the composites for the Le Mans-winning Mazda 787 sportscar and Jaguar's XJR-10. After a brief spell at Team Lotus in 1990 he returned to Advanced Composites Group to work on composites for the Larrousse F1 car and project management of composite production for the 1992 Indianapolis 500-winning Galmer IndyCar.

Further F1 work followed at Gentech UK between 1992 and 1995, as a composites design engineer creating specifications for the Larrousse F1 car, prior to the move to McLaren International in 1995. There he was involved with specification of composite construction of primary structures, particularly the monocoque and wing elements.

-Sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Peter Sauber
Teams Team Lotus , Sauber , McLaren