Mr Brooksy wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:51 pm
Do we know when these positions become effective? Or do most of these positions occur with immediate effect?
Most very senior positions have a decent gardening leave attached which is why I'm asking.
And great work by the way, your research has made for some very interesting reading about the side of F1 we rarely hear about.
Ok so I'm pretty sure Williams have completely reorganised their aerodynamics team. The team is comprised of;
Aerodynamics Director: Dave Wheater (Remains in position, joined from Lotus in 2013, head of aero since 2018)
Head of Aerodynamic Operations: Shaun Whitehead (Remains in position, joined from Red Bull in 2013)
Head of Aerodynamic Design: Marc Logan (Remains in position, been in position from 2014)
Head of Aerodynamic Science: Adam Kenyon (Joined from Mercedes, July 2021)
Head of Aerodynamic Technology: Hari Roberts (Joined from Alpine, July 2021)
Head of Aerodynamic Software: Jonathan Catterall (Promotion from lead aerodynamic software engineer, July 2021)
Head of CFD: Rai Alsemgeest (Remains in position, from 2014)
Principal Aerodynamicist: Adam Purvis (Remains in postion)
Principal Aerodynamicist: Mathew Salisbury (Promotion July 2021, from Project Leader)
Loads of Junior Staff have either been promoted or had their positions changed ie senior aerodynamicists becoming Aero Project Leaders ect in July 2021. Looks like Williams have been building engineering team from Bottom Up. Wheater, Kenyon and Roberts all worked together at Lotus so appointments likely initiated from Wheater himself.
All these staff are working at Williams now but the staff may have gone on gardening leave before joining.