MAY 15, 2002
Mike Coughlan's future
Coughlan is a highly-experienced F1 engineer who has been working in the sport for 21 years (despite the fact that he is only 43) and in that time has designed for Team Lotus, Benetton, Tyrrell and Ferrari.
He joined Arrows in the summer of 1997 and was named Technical Director in August 1999 on a three-year deal.
The suggestion in Austria was that Mike could move to McLaren although suggestions that he would head the aerodynamic program do not seem logical as Coughlan is better known as a mechanical engineer rather than as an aerodynamicist.
It is not clear whether the rumors are true or whether there is a negotiating game taking place at the moment.