Webber and Raikkonen swap race engineers 17 January, 2013 Red Bull‘s Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus will be working with new Formula One race engineers this season after their previous ones swapped teams. Red Bull said that Ciaron Pilbeam, who has worked with Webber since 2007, had taken a new role at Lotus while Raikkonen’s 2012 race engineer Simon Rennie had moved in the opposite direction to team up with Webber. Rennie was previously a race engineer with double world champion Fernando Alonso at Renault, the team that is now Lotus, as well as Poland’s Robert Kubica. Last season he was famously rebuffed by 2007 champion Raikkonen, with the words”Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing” during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Raikkonen later gave all the Lotus employees T-shirts with “Just leave me alone, I know what I’m doing” written on them. Drivers spend much of their grand prix weekends with their race engineers, working together on the set up of the car and strategy. (Reuters) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsRicciardo: Vettel has been very respectful to meRed Bull marginalise Vettel ahead of his departureVettel slams completely stupid engine rulesHorner: It’s just between Lewis and Nico nowVettel looks set to start race from pitlane in AustinMateschitz optimistic about life after VettelMateschitz made no attempt to stop Vettel from leavingRicciardo: I hope not to rely on Vettel’s helpMarko predicts Alonso is heading back to McLarenRed Bull deny Vettel is demoted to number two fawxx does this mean that kimi will be going to redbull in 2014? or a possible kimi/mark swap. Wardski To be honest, I don’t think Ciaron was working for Webber. He’s made some seriously poor mistakes that have cost Webber a number of races. A fresh start could make a massive improvement (or quite the opposite) for Webber. I think he certainly needs more help from the pit wall to even think about challenging Vettel bbb does the race engineer decide on the clutch settings for the race starts ? hope this provides Mark a fresh change that will see him fight for the title consistently. fgfdgfdgdf fawxx, when I read the title it was my 1st thought too f1 fan i hope it works out well for both of them !! Junior Johnson Aw no now Kimis going to start loosing just like Webber always does.Dam guy cant tune Webbers car properly wich is plain to see when you see how fast Vettels car starts and how Webbers spins around at the start!This is terrible news for me I dont think Kimi should let a Pilbeam near his car! Dan Haggerty Leave me alone.