Gardening leave, a customary practice in Formula 1 during such transitions, mandated a period of separation from their former teams to prevent the exchange of current information and ensure a fair playing field.
New roles at McLaren
Marshall, previously chief engineering officer at Red Bull, assumes the role of technical director, engineering and design, while Sanchez, the ex-Ferrari engineer, steps into the position of technical director, car concept and performance, succeeding James Key.
This strategic realignment, overseen by team principal Andrea Stella and endorsed by CEO Zak Brown, is deemed a "fundamental enabler" in McLaren's transformative journey.
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