Rob Marshall (motorsport)

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Rob Marshall
Born (1968-04-04) 4 April 1968 (age 52)
Taunton, England
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
OccupationEngineer
EmployerRed Bull Racing
Known forFormula One engineer
TitleChief engineering officer

Rob Marshall (born 1968) is a British Formula One engineer, who currently works for the Red Bull Racing Formula One team.[1]

Career[edit]

Marshall studied mechanical engineering on the Cardiff University. After his study, he went to work at the design department of Rolls-Royce.

He switched to Benetton Formula as a race engineer in 1994. He continued working for Benetton until the take over by Renault F1 team. Through a duration in which the team was taken over by Renault (2000–2002), Marshall worked his way through the ranks to eventually become Head of Mechanical Design and in 2005, his work, particularly the development of his innovative mass damper system,[2] helped the team to its first Drivers' and Constructors’ Championship titles.

For the 2006 season, Marshall moved to the new Red Bull Racing team, where he worked with Adrian Newey in the role of Chief Designer.[3] Here he had a key role in the cars that won 8 world titles between 2010 and 2013 with Sebastian Vettel.[4][5] The introduction of hybrid engines to F1 led to a less successful spell, but with Marshall at the helm of the Red Bull's engineering department the podiums and victories have continued to flow. In 2016 Marshall was promoted to the position of chief engineering officer.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Het team rond Max Verstappen: Red Bull-ontwerper Rob Marshall". RacingNews365. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Renault's mass damper". Drive Tribe.
  3. ^ "Rob Marshall is the Chief Designer at Red Bull Racing". Vancouver Sun.
  4. ^ "Rob Marshall". www.redbull.com. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Sebastian Vettel wins fourth straight F1 world title with Indian GP triumph". The Guardian.
  6. ^ "Red Bull Racing reveals its 'honeymoon period' with Honda". Race Tech Magazine.