Former championship-winning race engineer Chris Dyer could be returning home to Australia to take up a senior role in V8 Supercars, the very category he left to join Chris Dyer could be returning to the V8 Supercars scene Formula 1 in 1997.

Having served as the chief race engineer to Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen during their respective championship-winning years at Ferrari, Dyer was promoted by Ferrari to the role of head of engineering.

But just earlier this year, the 42-year-old found himself being made the scapegoat for the team’s failure to secure the 2010 Drivers’ Championship title, after he was deemed responsible for the poor strategy call at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that cost the Spaniard a third championship crown.

Dyer therefore found himself making the tea consigned to a back office role in Ferrari’s road car division, but there are now reports that he could return to his homeland and take up a senior role with the Holden Racing Team, taking over from the outfit’s outgoing team manager, Rob Crawford.

Dyer worked as an engineer in the Tom Walkinsaw-owned squad in the mid-1990s until he joined Walkinsaw’s Arrows F1 team in 1997.

“[Replacing the] role is a world-wide search,” Walkinsaw Racing’s commercial manager Bruce Stewart told News Limited.

“I can’t comment on who but I can say they are looking at an extremely high calibre person for that role.”

Dyer has not yet provided a comment on these rumours.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.