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John Booth joins Toro Rosso as Director of Racing

Former Manor F1 Team director John Booth will return to Formula One racing with Toro Rosso this season, with a new title of ‘Director of Racing’.

Working on a consultancy basis for the Italian team, who also have a base in the UK, he will keep his duties with his newly formed WEC team in tandem with the Formula One work.

In a statement, Booth said: “It is a great honour to join such a well-established and competitive team as Scuderia Toro Rosso.

“It is a team that has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time. I am looking forward to getting started and working with Franz and the team this weekend in Sochi.”

Team principal Franz Tost added: “I have known John for many years and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.

“Formula 1 is becoming ever more complex, with recent changes on the tyre front, car set-up, radio communications and so forth.

“Therefore, having a competitive car and talented drivers, both of which we have, on its own is not enough.

“With his vast experience I am sure John will help the team raise its game and become a more effective force over a race weekend.”

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Ashley Quint

Ashley founded the Purple Sector website back in 2012, later renamed to SpeedMajor which now covers both Formula 1 and Formula E. As well as writing on Formula 1, Ashley also works within the world of luxury travel and was a finalist in the Aspire Travel Trade Writer of the Year competition in 2013.

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