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Booth joins Toro Rosso as director of racing

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Booth joins Toro Rosso as director of racing
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Apr 26, 2016, 1:39 PM

Former Manor Formula 1 team principal John Booth will return to the sport after being announced as director of racing for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

(L to R): Graeme Lowdon, Manor Marussia F1 Team Chief Executive Officer with John Booth, Manor Marussia F1 Team Team Principal
John Booth, Manor Marussia F1 Team Team Principal
John Booth, Team Principal, Manor F1 Team
(L to R): Marc Hynes, Manor Marussia F1 Team Driver Coach with Graeme Lowdon, Manor Marussia F1 Team Chief Executive Officer and John Booth, Manor Marussia F1 Team Team Principal
John Booth, Manor Marussia F1 Team Team Principal on the grid

Booth, along with sporting director Graeme Lowdon, left Manor and Formula 1 last year after having led the team since it joined F1 in 2010.

The duo formed another Manor squad in the World Endurance Championship, competing in the LMP2 category this season.

Booth joins Toro Rosso with immediate effect on a consultancy basis, and will take up his responsibilities 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."

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost 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."

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