Panoz technical director dies

Panoz Motor Sports' technical director John Baldwin has died in America

Panoz technical director dies

Baldwin, 59, died of heart failure in the early hours of Tuesday morning in South Carolina where the Panoz team had been testing.

Director of Racing, David Price said:"We are all in a state of shock at the moment. John was a lovely guy and, although he'd only been with us for a relatively short time, it felt like he'd been part of Panoz for much longer."

As Technical Director for Panoz Motor Sports since July, Baldwin had played a vital role in the development and production of the team's new 2001 race car and overseen technical developments on the LMP-1 Roadster S.

A highly experienced engineer and designer, he had had success in Indy, Formula 1 and other international racing categories.

During his career he was involved in projects such as the 4WD F1 gas turbine car while working at Lotus and he also had a spell at McLaren during his time in F1.

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