Lotus Renault GP has appointed stalwart Paul Seaby as its new team manager, following the recent departure of John Wickham. Seaby, who had been the team's engineering coordinator, will work alongside trackside operations director Alan Permane at grands prix.
Seaby is a long-serving member of the team, having originally joined as number two mechanic when the outfit was known as Benetton in 1992. He was famously involved in the 1994 German Grand Prix pit stop fireball that engulfed Jos Verstappen's car. He then enjoyed various number one mechanic roles on both the test and race team, before taking over the engineering coordinator role in January 2005.