Date: 28th April 2016 at 8:00am
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John Booth the former team principal of Manor Marussia has returned to Formula One.

The 61-year-old has been out of the sport since last year when he left Manor Marussia along with sporting director Graeme Lowdon.

He had previously led the team from 2010 to 2015.

He returned to Formula One having joined Toro Rosso with immediate effect on a consultancy basis to help the team over the course of Grand Prix weekends.

‘It is a great honour to join such a well-established and competitive team as Scuderia Toro Rosso’ said Booth to

‘It is a team that has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time. I am looking forward to getting started and working with Franz and the team this weekend in Sochi.’

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost added: ‘Formula 1 is becoming ever more complex, with recent changes on the tyre front, car set-up, radio communications and so forth.

‘Therefore, having a competitive car and talented drivers, both of which we have, on its own is not enough. With his vast experience I am sure John will help the team raise its game and become a more effective force over a race weekend.’