Date: 27th December 2014 at 4:11pm
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If new McLaren chief engineer Peter Prodromou didn’t know the pressure was on, he will after hearing McLaren racing director Eric Boullier.

Prodromou opted to leave Red Bull Racing after an successful eight year stint with the team.

He joined McLaren in September and had already been credited with the teams end of season leap in form, following some positive aerodynamic development.

But with Prodromou having a much bigger influence over the new MP4-30, Boullier has been waxing lyrical about McLaren’s new master.

‘He is definitely a key signing – all the aero department has been restructured bearing in mind I knew he was coming, In the back of the mind we knew that Podromou would be like the cherry on the top of the cake.’ Boullier told Autosport Magazine.

‘His name is very famous in the pitlane and he has brought a lot of freshness and extra leadership in the aero and technical departments.

‘Everybody was placed, we were just waiting for the master to sit down.

‘Now they click together and we have a strong group led by Peter.

‘He is the final part of the puzzle.’