Matt Borland, seen during the 2013 August NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan as crew chief for the No. 39 team.
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Matt Borland is to be vice president of technology for both the Haas F1 Team and the sister Stewart-Haas Racing outfit.
Borland worked for Pi Research before becoming Mark Blundell’s race engineer at PacWest. He moved to NASCAR with Penske in 1999 and then had a spell with Michael Waltrip before joining Haas in May 2007.
The team says that Borland “will oversee the transfer of Formula One technology to Stewart-Haas Racing while providing Haas F1 Team with deep engineering resources. Concurrently, the highly-respected Borland will serve as a gatekeeper, ensuring the privacy of proprietary information respective to each team.”
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“I’m an engineer at heart, so I’m always interested in building things,” said Borland. “It’s been very satisfying to help build Stewart-Haas Racing from a two-car team to a four-car team that’s always capable of winning championships. Now I have the best of both worlds, as I can continue to help improve Stewart-Haas Racing while building Haas F1 Team. We work smart and efficiently at Stewart-Haas Racing, and there are best practices we can apply to Haas F1 Team. Eventually, both organizations will make each other better, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”