Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber swap race engineers

Mark Webber and Ciaron Pilbeam - F1 Grand Prix of Korea
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Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber will both have new race engineers in 2013 after a swap between Lotus and Red Bull.

Mark Webber will have a new engineer for the 2013 Formula 1 season, with Ciaron Pilbeam being replaced by Simon Rennie.

Ciaron Pilbeam moves to Lotus to become chief race engineer. Mark Webber and Pilbeam have worked together since 2007 at Red Bull, with Pilbeam having worked for BAR prior to joining the team in 2006.

Simon Rennie moves to Red Bull , having previously worked with Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen last season.

A Red Bull press release said: “We can confirm that Ciaron Pilbeam has left the team to take up a new position with Lotus.

“We’re pleased to welcome Simon Rennie to Red Bull Racing who will be Mark Webber’s race engineer.”

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