Newman-Haas appoints new team boss

John Tzouanakis has been named as team manager for Newman-Haas Racing team

Newman-Haas appoints new team boss

Tzouanakis will oversee the two-car programme for drivers Michael Andretti and Christian Fittipaldi.

Team boss, Carl Haas said, 'John has been with me since the team began in 1983 and has a wealth of knowledge about the organisation and the people involved, most recently in the capacity of assistant team manager.

'Racing is a people business and John has worked in numerous capacities and has an understanding of what it takes to win in this sport.'

He had previously worked with the Chaparral team in 1980 as a mechanic and race day refueler, before joining Newman-Haas Racing in 1982.

Tzouanakis has worked with Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Paul Tracy and Christian Fittipaldi.

'I want to thank Carl for the opportunity to become team manager,' said Tzouanakis.

'We have a good group of guys that are capable of winning another championship and I look forward to working with them in this capacity.

'I have been involved with most aspects of the mechanical side of racing and I think that will help me in this role.

'To become team manager has been a goal of mine over the years. It just seemed like the next step.'

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