Steiner joins Red Bull's team

Guenther Steiner will join Red Bull's NASCAR team in 2007 after leaving the company's Formula One team

Steiner joins Red Bull's team

Steiner worked as Red Bull Racing's technical director, but the Italian's role was occupied by Adrian Newey, who has joined the team after leaving McLaren.

Forty-year old Steiner will move from Milton Keynes to Mooresville, North Carolina, to assume the function of technical director for the Red Bull Toyota NASCAR team, acting on a level with General Manager Marty Gaunt.

"In his many years of Rally activities with Ford, as head of sports at Opel and more recently at Red Bull Racing in the Formula One, Guenther has not just had a lot of success but also gathered enormous know-how," said Gaunt.

"He was one of the men who was decisive for the perfect launch of Red Bull Racing - and we are convinced that with his experience he will help our young team make a fast start."

Steiner said NASCAR was a "new, fascinating challenge. If as a European you are asked to help set up such an ambitious project you simply cannot say no. I'm really looking forward to working on my new task."

Steiner will begin his job with his new team on April 1 of this year.

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