Formula 1 News

Williams strengthens engineering team ahead of pre-season testing

While announcing three new hires the team confirm will attend the Jerez test.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14th, 2014 (F1plus/R. Baillie).- Williams have confirmed that they will attend the first pre-season test in Jerez and announced three hires from rival teams.

The Grove based team confirmed on Twitter that they will take part in the Jerez test at the end of January.

“We'll be on track in Jerez in just over 2 weeks.... and everyone is looking forward to getting going now!” said the team on Twitter.”

Ahead of the 2014 season the nine time constructors champions strengthened their engineering team by recruiting some of Formula One’s ‘best talent’ from rival teams.

Jakob Andreasen joins from Force India as Head of Engineering Operations, Craig Wilson returns to the team from Mercedes as Head of Vehicle Dynamics and Rod Nelson from Lotus as Chief Test & Support Engineer.

Williams also announced the promotion of Max Nightingale to Head of Vehicle Science who will report to Andreasen.

The teams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds believes that the signing of Andreasen, Wilson and Nelson will help the team improve their competitiveness.

“Williams is determined to make strong improvements in our competitiveness over the coming seasons and these new appointments continue our aggressive approach in recruiting some of the sport’s best talent.” Symonds said.

“We are also committed to allowing our existing talent to grow and showcase their skills in senior leadership roles. Our engineering team for the coming season is looking strong and I’m excited about what we can achieve moving forwards.”

The team is yet to announce a launch date for their 2014 challenger.
 

Your Comments

 

Next F1 Race

United Kingdom
Jul 5
United Kingdom

Formula 1 News

Monday, May 18, 2015

F1 changes yet to clear hurdles

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 126
2 Nico Rosberg 116
3 Sebastian Vettel 98
4 Kimi Räikkönen 60
5 Valtteri Bottas 42
6 Felipe Massa 39
1 Mercedes 242
2 Ferrari 158
3 Williams F1 81
4 Red Bull Racing 52
5 Sauber 21
6 Sahara Force India 17

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Monaco Grand Prix
Monte Carlo, Circuit of Monaco
1
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
2
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
3
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
Fastest Lap


0s

Pole Position

Lewis Hamilton

View all »

 

Follow Us