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Who is Xavier Marcos Padros Ferrari F1 race engineer, bio, salary and career

Here is all you need to know about Xavier Marcos Padros, Formula 1 engineer, his salary, career, bio and more as Charles Leclerc parts ways with his long time race engineer 

Just in time for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Ferrari has announced that Charles Leclerc’s race engineer has been replaced. Charles Leclerc’s longtime race engineer Padros won’t be in Imola since Scuderia has moved the Spaniard to different projects within the company.

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Bozzi took over as Leclerc’s race engineer starting with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola. Bryan Bozzi is currently Leclerc’s performance engineer. 

Who is Xavier Marcos Padros Ferrari race engineer, bio, salary and career

Ferrari released a brief statement on social media, confirming the change of personnel on Leclerc’s side of the garage. The statement read:  

As of Monday 13 May, Xavi Marcos will bring his valuable experience gained as a race engineer with the Formula 1 team to the development of other important company programmes.”

Who is Xavier Marcos Padros?

Xavier Marcos Padros is a Spanish Formula 1 engineer who was the race engineer for Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc until he was given a new role in the side on May 9, 2009. 

From 2015 to 2018, Marcos Podras served in NASCAR as Williams’ race engineer for Felipe Massa. For the entirety of the Monegasque’s tenure with Ferrari, he has served as Leclerc’s race engineer. Apart from overseeing all five of Leclerc’s Grand Prix triumphs, the Spaniard has become well-known for his infamous radio messages telling his driver, “We are checking.” 

Marcos began his career in motorsports with the BNC Racing Team as a race engineer. Between 2010 and 2012, he worked as a performance engineer for the newly established HRT team, which is when he first became familiar with Formula One.

After the team folded, he began working as a performance engineer for Felipe Massa at Williams Racing. In 2015, Marcos Padros decided to move to the US to become the chief race engineer for the NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing in quest of a new challenge. 

He most famously worked as Charles Leclerc’s race engineer as his second spell to Scuderia Ferrari in 2019, and he has continued to do so ever since. In 2018, he came back to Formula One as a race engineer. 

While his salary isn’t known, senior engineer salaries are around £70,000 in the F1 which is the estimated amount Xavi would be earning as well.


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