John McQuilliam

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03 Aug 1962
Oldham, Lancashire


Great Britain


Jordan, Marussia/Manor (2005-2016)

Qualified British Aerospace engineer, who first came into Formula 1 with Williams back in 1986 as a composites engineer. Also worked with Arrows in that role, before moving into racer car design, primarily with Jordan, and he stayed with the team as they became Spyker in 2007. However, in mid-season he was dropped by the team. Went to work for Nick Wirth's Wirth Research as Head of Composites, but returned back to Formula 1 as a technical expert/designer for Marussia. He managed to produce a neat car despite budget constraints, but the lack of finance forced the team out of business in 2014 for a while, so John moved onto another role in composites and motorsport in Northamptonshire until the team returned, despite all odds, in 2015, and John retained his technical director role with the team until Manor again went out of business in 2017. He soon found another role however, joining Prodrive as a composites engineer.

Biography last updated 7 May 2017