Chris Dyer linked to Toll HRT position

Friday 3rd June, 2011 - 8:46am


The Tol Holden Racing Team crew work on James Courtney's Commodore at Winton

The Tol Holden Racing Team crew work on James Courtney's Commodore at Winton

Ferrari Formula One engineer Chris Dyer has been linked to a role at the Toll Holden Racing Team.

After a reshuffle late last week that saw Walkinshaw Racing CEO Craig Wilson, HRT team manager Rob Crawford – plus others – leave the team, Dyer has been mentioned as a possible recruit by News Limited motorsport journalist James Phelps today.

Walkinshaw Racing’s commercial manager Bruce Stewart admitted that the new team manager search for the once-dominant factory Holden team is “world-wide.”

“The manager director role is a world-wide search,” Stewart said.

“That is being undertaken by our owners and our board. I can’t comment on who but I can say they are looking at an extremely high calibre person for that role.”

While the team is looking abroad for the best replacement, they do have the options of promoting within its current organisation, including respected senior engineer Mike Henry.

Australian-born Dyer is no stranger to the Holden Racing Team, having started his top-line career with the Clayton-based team before heading to Europe to work with Arrows. He was poached by Ferrari in 2002 and worked alongside the likes of Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen.

Dyer is currently working in a factory-based role at Maranello, having been removed from the position of head of race track engineering following the team’s disastrous 2010 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

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