Ben Butler

© Toro Rosso, 10 February 2011

© Toro Rosso
Chief Designer, Toro Rosso
Nationality : British

Ben Butler learned his trade through a design apprenticeship with Lotus Engineering, spending six years with the company. From then on, the Englishman’s entire Formula 1 career has been spent in the glamorous surroundings of Milton Keynes. He joined Stewart Grand Prix in 1998, working on gearbox, hydraulics and chassis systems. Butler stayed with the team when it changed its name to Jaguar Racing, again working mainly on mechanical systems and had to change his business cards once again when Jaguar metamorphosed into Red Bull Racing, acting as the liaison between the design department and the race track for the team’s first season in 2005. When Red Bull acquired Minardi to create Scuderia Toro Rosso, he was seconded to the Italian team and was heavily involved in setting it up. From then until September 2009 he was head of Scuderia Toro Rosso Installation, until packing his suitcase and moving to Faenza where he took on the role of chief designer.

 

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