Williams appoints Red Bull and Mercedes engineer as the new head of aerodynamics

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Formula One's Grove-based outfit, Williams Racing have promoted Adam Kenyon to head of aerodynamics, a position that had been vacant for more than a year.

F1.com has learned that Williams has made a key change to its structure in recent weeks. Since James Vowles joined the British outfit as Team Principal, Williams has made several key tweaks to its organisation as it bids to improve its competitiveness.

Vowles had appointed Pat Fry to the role of Chief Technical Officer last year, albeit the team it yet to find a technical director. Another key position was the head of aerodynamics that has been vacant for over a year after the departure of David Wheater.

It has now emerged that Vowles has appoined Adam Kenyon as head of aerodynamics. Kenyon has been at Williams since May 2021 and previously worked at Mercedes.

“Adam Kenyon is our Head of Aero. The promotion arrived without much fanfare in March this year. I worked with Adam at Mercedes and before that he was at Red Bull. It's an amazing aerodynamic piece.

"I just wanted to make sure he was capable of taking on the role. He's doing great.

"It is restructuring and introducing excellence. We are strengthening the team around him“Vowles explained.