MAY 3, 2001
Who leads Toyota's F1 technical department now de Cortanze has departed?
De Cortanze, who has been with TMG for the past four years, previously working on their Le Mans cars will leave the team with immediate effect.
In his wake, the Directors of TMG have formed a Technical Project Management Team to drive forward the next stage of the Formula 1 project. TMG President Ove Andersson will chair the project team, which consists of key departmental managers and engineers.
"These latest changes to our management give us a more solid foundation on which we can carry on building a successful new F1 race team" said Ove Andersson. "We continue to develop our organization, which has a strong technical structure and have no plans to announce a new Technical Director in the short term. Our F1 project is on schedule and we are pleased with our progress so far. We thank Andre for his contribution over his 4 years with TMG and wish him well for the future."
Toyota's number one priority is now to recruit a powerful and dynamic Technical Director to progress the F1 program to fruition.