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Andrew Green

Formula 1 employee

Andrew Green
Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team
Vital statistics for Andrew Green
NationalityGBR
PositionTechnical director
TeamSahara Force India F1 Team

Andrew Green was promoted to the technical director role at Force India after the previous incumbent departed for Lotus. Green had previously been the engineering director but made the step up to guide the development of the car, and the team, as they looked to improve from midfield to front-runners.

Biography

Green studied mechanical engineering at university, and made his debut in the motorsport industry with a Formula 3000 team. Gary Anderson joined the squad and the pair of them worked well together – so much so that when Eddie Jordan requested Anderson move to his new eponymous team, Gary brought Green with him.

After spending time as a designer, Green next tried his hand at being a race engineer, working with Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher. He moved back to designing after an offer came from BAR F1, but the cars were not a success. Let go by the team, he founded his own design company, working for Jaguar which became Red Bull, and then joining Force India midway through the 2010 season.

Green was promoted to become technical director in early 2011, after Mark Smith left the team for Lotus Racing. Green’s experience was a big factor in the decision to promote from within. CEO of Force India at the time, Otmar Szafnauer, said: “Although he is not a big name, he has been around a long time, knows the team well and is a good competent designer/engineer – so the ideal man to lead the team in the right direction.”