The Sauber F1 Team’s long time Head of Track Engineering Giampaolo Dall’Ara has left the outfit the Swiss based squad announced on Tuesday.

Dall’Ara who joined the Sauber F1 Team in the year 2000 has been replaced by former Red Bull Racing engineer Tim Maylon. It is believed that Dall’Ara could be moving to BMW in the DTM series having maintained close ties with the German manufacturer who ran the Sauber F1 Team during the mid 2000’s.

Speaking about the Italian’s departure a Sauber spokesman commented by saying:

Giampaolo Dall’Ara has decided to leave our company after more than 15 years of service to pursue another challenge. We would like to thank Giampaolo for his dedicated and highly valued collaboration over all these years. We wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, we are very pleased to announce Timothy Malyon as our new head of track engineering.

The spokesman went on to say:

Tim has been working for more than 10 years for one of the big F1 teams. We are confident that we can benefit from his longtime experience in order to improve our performance.

The Sauber F1 Team head into the 2016 having finished 2015 in eight place on 36 points and once again will field Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr.

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