Manor Racing today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Thomas Mayer as Chief Executive Officer. Mayer, previously Chief Operating Officer at Renault Sport F1, joins the team on 1 August 2016.
“This is a time of growth and development for Manor Racing,” said Team Owner, Stephen Fitzpatrick. “We’ve been pushing hard to get the team back on track – figuratively and literally – and our recent point-scoring performance in the Austrian Grand Prix shows that we’re making progress.
“Thomas will bring people together and help us focus clearly to accelerate improvement,” Fitzpatrick continued. “He brings highly relevant F1 business experience, as well as a strong engineering background, and he shares our passion to succeed and challenger spirit. I’m delighted that he has agreed to join the team to spearhead our longer term strategy.”
Commenting on his new role with Manor Racing, Mayer said: “I am excited to join Manor Racing, a team with the capability to fight for points and push the boundaries. I am looking forward to making the name Manor Racing synonymous with an unconventional and innovative approach to achieving performance.”