Moving F1-Staff

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Sauber are advertising for a new position. Head of Future Car which will report to the technical director Jan Monchaux meaning that the team are likely to split the role of chief designer after Furbatto leaves.
https://www.sauber-group.com/jobs/head-of-future-car/

Also IT Director Rainer Lüssi has left Alfa Romeo to become CTO at his own company.

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-Head of Transmission Design at Alpine Tony Osgood who has been in the position for 16 years has retired or gone part time.
-Former Race Engineer to Lewis Hamilton Andy Latham has left McLaren Applied Technologies to work for Improbable.

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Marcello Pelis Deputy Team Leader (Aerodynamics) at Alpha Tauri has moved to Williams to become Aerodynamic Project Leader

Antoine Brissat Simulator Test Engineer at Alpine has moved to Alfa Romeo to become Senior Vehicle Dynamics Engineer.

Williams are the team currently hiring the most amount of staff

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Adam Carter at Williams position has changed from Chief Engineer to Engineering Director.

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Bravo to your knowledge on knowing the movements! Have you any idea as to whom the big engineer recruit is for Aston Martin as Stroll senior said it was to be announced this week, albeit not seen anything!

Out of interest, how’s it you get your information?

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ScottR267 wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:24 pm
Bravo to your knowledge on knowing the movements! Have you any idea as to whom the big engineer recruit is for Aston Martin as Stroll senior said it was to be announced this week, albeit not seen anything!

Out of interest, how’s it you get your information?
I get my info either from Linkedin or looking at what jobs team are advertising in their website. Big recruit from Aston likely to either be an aero guy or a simulation guy if they make one, but he may have spoken about the appointment of Mark White who is joining as Operations Director. Currently Williams and Aston are hiring and the top three teams (Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes-the ones with the biggest budgets) are depleting in staff (slightly) due to the budget cap. Both Fallows and Furbatto are still working for Red Bull and Alfa so I recon they won't join until next year. Ferrari are moving loads of staff to Haas as well (eg Simone Resta, Maurzio Bocchi, Andrea de Zordo.)

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Aston Martin F1 are advertising for a major new position, Head of Performance Simulation who will report directly to Performance Director Tom McCullough.

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Williams have signed yet another senior aero person. This time it's John Andrewartha who joins from Alpha Tauri as Project Leader Aero Correlation and Performance.

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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.
WilliamsF1 fan since 1989

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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.

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Some changes at the commercial side of McLaren. Mark Waller Chief Commercial Officer has left the team and has been replaced by Virgin Atlantic Marketing Executive Claire Cronin.
Lindsey Eckhouse has also been appointed director of Licensing, Ecommerce and eSports at McLaren.

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McLaren have also renamed all their engineering positions.

James Key is now Executive Technical Director, Andrea Stella Executive Racing Director, and Piers Thynne Executive Operations Director (from Production Director)
Really don't know why they've done this but I guess it is to distinguish the engineering hierarchy more clearly.
Williams have done a similar thing with Adam Carter now Engineering Director (instead of Chief Engineer) and Dave Wheater now Aerodynamics Director (instead of Head of Aero)

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Xavier Ballesta, Georgios Simos and Pete Griffiths have all received promotions at Williams from Senior Aerodynamicists to Aerodynamic Group Leaders.

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Remi Taffin Engine Technical Director at Alpine has left the team, rumoured to be returning to Red Bull where he was seconded to from Renault 2012-2015

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ralphster7 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:37 pm
McLaren have also renamed all their engineering positions.

James Key is now Executive Technical Director, Andrea Stella Executive Racing Director, and Piers Thynne Executive Operations Director (from Production Director)
Really don't know why they've done this but I guess it is to distinguish the engineering hierarchy more clearly.
Williams have done a similar thing with Adam Carter now Engineering Director (instead of Chief Engineer) and Dave Wheater now Aerodynamics Director (instead of Head of Aero)
Could this be as a result of the cost cap? Certain senior management roles are excluded from the cost cap I believe. Maybe it's just the team ensuring those salaries are "safe".
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