Vettel to get new race engineer for 2015 as Rocquelin takes on senior role

Vettel to get new race engineer for 2015 as Rocquelin takes on senior role

Sebastian Vettel will have a new race engineer next year with the confirmation that Guillaume Rocquelin is to be promoted to the role of Red Bull’s Head of Engineering from 2015.

Rocquelin, more commonly known as ‘Rocky’, has engineered Vettel since 2009 when the German first joined Red Bull, with the pair winning 38 races and four drivers’ titles in their time together.

With Adrian Newey taking on a reduced role at Red Bull from 2015 onwards the Milton Keynes-based outfit has restructured its technical set-up, with Rocquelin promoted to take on the newly created role of Head of Engineering next year.

Rocquelin, who will still attend all the races, will oversee the race engineers of both Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel in his new senior role.

Gianpiero Lambiase, Sergio Perez’s current race engineer at Force India, will move to Red Bull to take the role of Vettel’s race engineer.

Image courtesy of Red Bull Media/Getty Images

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