James Key working on 2013 Toro Rosso car
Rosso made it official in september that James
Key joined them to be their new technical director. His input
on the next car will however be limited given the short time before
Moves updated !
Tokunaga, former Lotus' deputy technical director, left the team
to join engine partner Renault in april. He will be there technical
director - new generation power unit and will work on the new engines
under 2014 regulation.
Agathangelou moved to Ferrari in their aerodynamics department
at a senior role in april. He is supposed to be joined in Maranello
by Loïc Bigois,
former Mercedes' chief aerodynamicist, who left the Brackley team
and is on gardening leave. This latter will be replaced by Mike
Ascanelli, technical director of Toro Rosso, would have left
the team in july. His move is to be due to divergences in the way
the team is being lead. Rumors report James
Key could be considered by the team to replace him.
report also that Bob Bell
would be on his way from Mercedes as the team is currently cutting
costs. It would be John Owen, chief designer who would replace him,
and there is no news about the role of Aldo
Costa and Geoff Willis
in this new organisation.
Stone died at the age of 72, he held several important positions
with March, Reynard and BAR teams, in Formula One and in other motorsport
The new 2012 review available
2012 review is now available, you can consult it here.
From now on, it will be limited to the most interesting part of
the previous reviews : staff and moves list.
Changes at the beginning of the season
Slade, former Mercedes engineer and Michael Schumacher race
engineer, came back to Enstone, joining Lotus where he takes in
charge the car of Kimi Raïkkonen. Both men already worked together
years ago at McLaren.
Lom leaves Renault, where he was in charge of customer engines,
to join FIA as head of powertrain. In a restructure following the
departure of Gilles Simon,
Bernard Niclot heads up the engine division.
Cuquerella will now become technical director of HRT. He was
until now in charge of race engineering in the team.
Oïkarinen, former Ferrari engineer,
joined Team Rosberg in DTM to be their new technical director.
Key left Sauber and will not be immediately replaced as technical
director. The briton is expected to join Lotus in their Le Mans
Eeckelaert left HRT which is now run without technical director.
It might be part of a restructuring as Simon Jenkins, former head
of production left as well. This one will be replaced by Dave Campbell
and chef designer Jean-Claude Martens will now take the lead of
the work on the new car.
Gascoyne has been promoted to oversee all group Caterham technical
activities. Even if he still has an input in the Formula One team,
technical director Mark
Smith will take on all the technical daily duties of the team.
Moves at Ferrari
keep changing at Ferrari as three more engineers are movingto leave
as well as to join the team. At first, Marco
Fainello decided to leave to join Mercedes and former colleagues
Ross Brawn and Aldo
Costa. Equally, from Brackley based team, Steve
Clark is leaving to join Ferrari as head of race engineers.
A well known face makes also his come back with Ferrari, Hirohide
Hamashima to help the team to improve in making tyres work better.
Richard Connell head of Marussia R&D
Connell, former race engineer at HRT, joined Marussia in december
to be its new head of R&D.
Ferrari drains McLaren
continues to strengthen its team by draining brains from McLaren.
We heard that senior stress engineer Jonathan Heal and aerodynamicist
Lawrence Hodge would have come to Maranello.
Head officially steps back from Formula One
Head, legendary Williams technical director and co-owner, will
now step back from Formula One and keep focusing on Williams Hybrid
Power. It ends 34 years of successful technical input which lead
to 7 driver and 9 constructor titles in the sport.
website has been updated to year 2012 and Engineering F1 wishes
you an happy new year.
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