Moving F1-Staff

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Some Internal Moves at Alpine: Karel Loos Gasly's Race Engineer has been promoted to Deputy Head of Race Engineering - so Gasly will get John Howard as his Race Engineer (his fmr performance engineer), and Dominic Hale as his Performance Engineer.
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Johannes Hatz Performance Engineer at Alpha Tauri has moved to Ferrari in same position.

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Tim Goss (FIA Technical Director, ex McLaren TD) -> VCARB Chief Technical Officer. [Starting in October].
Alan Permane (Alpine ex Sporting Director) -> VCARB Racing Director
Guillaume Cattelani (Red Bull Chief Engineer) -> VCARB Deputy Technical Director.

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Luigi Valentino Head of Track Aero at Sauber has been promoted to Head of Race Engineering.

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Some Ferrari Departures
Jose Maria Lassaletta (Senior Aero Design Engineer) -> De Tomaso Automobili.
Charles Osio (Aero Engineer) -> Gardening Leave
Jacopo Fantoni (Head of Simulation Design Office) -> Gardening Leave.

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Andrea de Zordo is new Haas Technical Director - promoted from Chief Designer.

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I had a quick look back through this thread for people who have left Mercedes and went to other teams and thought i'd make a list of them. No idea of on their importance or whatever key roles they placed at the team, but thought id list.


Mercedes staff:

Inbound:
Emanuele Guidotti* Technical Lead for Ferrari (Engine) -> Mercedes HPP as Principal Engineer (July 2023)
Adil El Ouazizi Aerodynamics Team Leader at Red Bull -> Mercedes as Principal Aerodynamicis (Aug 2023)
Chris Ray aerodynamicist Williams -> Mercedes aerodynamicist (Sept 2023)

Outbound:
Andy Cowell (June 2020)
Gianluca Romani -> Ferrari (April 2022)
Phil Prew -> Red Bull (July 2022)
LH Lead mechanic Nathan Divey -> Ferrari (Nov 2022)
James Vowles Director of Strategy -> Williams Team Principle (Jan 2023)
Richard Frith Head of VP Mercedes FE -> Alpine (March 2023)
Slawomir Madaj Senior Structural Calculations Engineer Mercedes -> Alfa Romeo (March 2023)
Owen Jones Chief Engineer Mercedes HPP -> Performance Director Red Bull Powertrains (March 2023)
Loïc Serra Mercedes’ Head of Vehicle Performance -> Ferrari as of 2025

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chrisc90 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:51 am
I had a quick look back through this thread for people who have left Mercedes and went to other teams and thought i'd make a list of them. No idea of on their importance or whatever key roles they placed at the team, but thought id list.


Mercedes staff:

Inbound:
Emanuele Guidotti* Technical Lead for Ferrari (Engine) -> Mercedes HPP as Principal Engineer (July 2023)
Adil El Ouazizi Aerodynamics Team Leader at Red Bull -> Mercedes as Principal Aerodynamicis (Aug 2023)
Chris Ray aerodynamicist Williams -> Mercedes aerodynamicist (Sept 2023)

Outbound:
Andy Cowell (June 2020)
Gianluca Romani -> Ferrari (April 2022)
Phil Prew -> Red Bull (July 2022)
LH Lead mechanic Nathan Divey -> Ferrari (Nov 2022)
James Vowles Director of Strategy -> Williams Team Principle (Jan 2023)
Richard Frith Head of VP Mercedes FE -> Alpine (March 2023)
Slawomir Madaj Senior Structural Calculations Engineer Mercedes -> Alfa Romeo (March 2023)
Owen Jones Chief Engineer Mercedes HPP -> Performance Director Red Bull Powertrains (March 2023)
Loïc Serra Mercedes’ Head of Vehicle Performance -> Ferrari as of 2025
You can add to that one of the most important people in the team - Eric Blandin, former Chief Aerodynamicist, who is now Deputy Technical Director at AMR.

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chrisc90 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:51 am
I had a quick look back through this thread for people who have left Mercedes and went to other teams and thought i'd make a list of them. No idea of on their importance or whatever key roles they placed at the team, but thought id list.


Mercedes staff:

Inbound:
Adil El Ouazizi Aerodynamics Team Leader at Red Bull -> Mercedes as Principal Aerodynamicis (Aug 2023)
That should have given them some good insight for 2024

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looks like mercedes been active in getting F1 team recruits!

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Visa Cash RB have signed some of Red Bulls strategy engineers.
Nick Roberts, Senior Race Strategist Red Bull -> VCARB Senior Trackside Strategist (leading strategy with Carine Cridelich.)
Dan Smith, Technical Partnership Executive Red Bull -> VCARB Strategy Engineer.

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Stephen Dibb Senior Aerodynamicist (Red Bull) -> Aero Team Leader (Sauber).