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FEBRUARY 4, 2002

Steiner gets technical director role

GUNTHER STEINER has been appointed technical director of Jaguar Racing to replace the departed Steve Nichols. The American, who designed the most successful Formula 1 car in history in 1988, resigned on Monday.

Steiner has been with Jaguar for only a couple of months, having been drafted in to run operations from the Ford World Rally Championship team.

The role of Formula 1 technical director is largely a managerial position these days and so the appointment of Steiner is not a huge surprise. The big question now will be whether or not chief designer John Russell and chief aerodynamicist Mark Handford stay with the team.