Leclerc set for new Ferrari F1 race engineer as Xavi Marcos moves role

Marcos has been Leclerc’s race engineer since he joined from Sauber at the start of 2019, getting the role after his working as a factory-based engineer when Carlo Santi had been race engineer for Leclerc’s predecessor Kimi Raikkonen in 2018.

This followed long-time Ferrari driver coach and esteemed race engineer Jock Clear working to implement Leclerc’s engineering team for his first season with the Scuderia.

On Thursday, Ferrari announced that Marcos will step down as Leclerc’s engineer from the start of next week and the build-up to the Emilia Romagna GP, as he is being moved to work on “other important company programmes”.

The full Ferrari statement reads: “Organisational update: Ferrari announces that, as of Monday 13 May, Xavi Marcos will bring his valuable experience gained as a race engineer with the Formula 1 team to the development of other important company programmes.”

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