A reshuffle at Toyota

Olivier Panis, German GP 2004

Olivier Panis, German GP 2004 

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There has been a big shake-up at Toyota Motorsport with the chief victims being the team manager Ange Pasquali and Norbert Kreyer.

The job of team manager has been handed over to Richard Cregan, who is currently General Manager F1 Operations. The chief race engineer Dieter Gass is being put in charge of the race and test organisation, reporting directly to Technical Director Chassis, Mike Gascoyne and there has been consolidation the research and development division with Loic David being put in charge. He will report to chief designer Gustav Brunner. Both Pasquali and Kreyer are leaving the team.

"We acknowledge that the action we have taken may be seen as severe, particularly in view of the significant contribution made by both Ange Pasquali and Norbert Kreyer, not only to the current Formula 1 programme, but also to the World Rally and the Le Mans projects," said team principal Tsutomu Tomita. "However, the duplication of function and responsibility created by this previously complex organisation and the need to establish a simpler and more effective organisational structure, which is acutely focused on achieving our ambitious goals, has led us to make and implement this difficult decision."

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