Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Monza, 2013

Williams announces three technical team hirings

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Monza, 2013Williams is determined to make “strong improvements” in the new season after announcing three additions to its technical team ahead.

Jakob Andreasen joins the team as head of engineering operations, reporting to chief technical officer Pay Symonds. Andreasen, formerly of Force India and McLaren, will be responsible for “better integrating trackside operations with the continued design and development” of the forthcoming FW36.

Craig Wilson returns to the team from Mercedes as head of vehicle dynamics. Rod Nelson joins Williams from Lotus to lead their testing programme.

The team also announced Max Nightingale’s promotion to head of vehicle science, and will report to Andreason.

“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,” said Symonds.

“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.”

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