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Red Bull aerodynamics head Peter Prodromou closing in on a deal to join McLaren

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15394Red Bull racing’s aerodynamics head Peter Prodromou closing in on a deal to join McLaren, but reports has not been confirmed by McLaren.

The primarily published in German publication Auto Motor Und Sport, last week McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh hinted at a major staff signing for his squad.

A team spokesperson said: “Peter Prodromou has worked with Infiniti Red Bull Racing for a long time, he’s a valuable member of the team and there’s some considerable time remaining on his current contract with us.

“We would be very happy to continue working with him in the future, He’s part of a very strong technical team, led by Adrian Newey.”

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh had suggested that in the wake of a unacceptable 2013 season the team was looking at how to boost its technical structure.

“We have been recruiting in the technical team, strengthening that quite a lot actually,” he said in Korea. “There have been quite a few new starters this year.

“There are some yet unannounced that will be headline grabbing when they are announced, so there are things going on clearly.

“We have to look at ourselves as a team, from the top of the management all the way through to our technical team, to make sure we can return to winning ways as quickly as possible.”

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