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Williams F1 promote and expand engineering department - New names are hired at Williams as the team boost their technical team

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Williams F1 promote and expand engineering department
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The Williams team have been reshuffling their engineering employees in an effort to move back up the grid, or as they put it: “strengthen the technical leadership structure.”

The significant new hiring is Jakob Andreasen from Force India, with Jakob taking up the role of Head of Engineering Operations and concentrating on making sure what is designed in the factory translates to what emerges out on track. He’ll be joined by Craig Wilson as Head of Vehicle Dynamics, with Craig coming back to the team after a stint at Mercedes. Rod Nelson moves across from Lotus to become Chief Test & Support Engineer, in charge of all testing activities.

All of the above will end up reporting to Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds, who says: “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.”