Webber loses race engineer to Lotus

Race engineer Simon Rennie moves from Kimi Raikkonen to Mark Webber for 2013.

Jan.17 (GMM) Mark Webber will have a new race engineer this season.

Media reports said the Australian's long-time regular engineer, Ciaron Pilbeam, is switching to Lotus.

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing with Ciaron Pilbeam, Red Bull Racing Race Engineer
Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing with Ciaron Pilbeam, Red Bull Racing Race Engineer

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Red Bull is replacing him with Lotus' Simon Rennie, who was Kimi Raikkonen's race engineer in 2012. Rennie has also worked at the Enstone based team since its Renault days, including with Fernando Alonso.

Red Bull confirmed the news.

It is believed Pilbeam is to become Lotus' new chief race engineer.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags lotus, pilbeam, raikkonen, red bull, rennie, webber