McLaren’s erstwhile head of aerodynamics Doug McKiernan has left the team in the wake of the arrival of ex-Red Bull man Peter Prodromou from Red Bull.
Prodromou, who fills the same role, was given the generic title of ‘chief engineer,’ although presumably this will now change.
McKiernan is not part of the restructured technical organisation, and is now on gardening leave.
“We are working extremely hard to get McLaren back to where it belongs – at the very front of the grid,” said a team spokesman.
“To achieve that we have carefully reviewed everything we do and have recruited some very talented individuals.
“Now, to ensure that we do not have duplication of roles, and that we have the right people doing the right jobs, we have begun discussions with a small number of people who unfortunately do not have a role in the new structure. We are determined to give as much support as possible to anyone affected.”