Williams announces new aero recruits

By on Monday, December 9, 2013
Williams F1 Team

Williams F1 Team

Williams has announced the signing of two recruits from Lotus and Red Bull.

Dave Wheater will join from Lotus to become Head of Aerodynamic Performance, reporting to existing Head of Aerodynamics Jason Somerville.

Shaun Whitehead, previously of Red Bull, joins the team as Head of Aerodynamic Process.

Williams is entering 2014 on the back of one of their worst seasons in the sport, having claimed just five points on the way to finishing in ninth place in the 2013 championship.

"These two appointments show our commitment to both improving the process of aerodynamic development while focussing on the application of that development to true on-track performance," said Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds.

"Dave and Shaun bring a wealth of experience to our team and I welcome them both to Grove and fully expect them to make significant contributions to the renewed competitiveness that we are all working so hard to achieve."

"With Dave and Shaun on board, and under Jason's stewardship, we will be well positioned to make gains in this important area and support the continuing task of developing the FW36 in what promises to be an exciting year for the sport in 2014."

Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will race for the team next year.

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