Avalanche of recruits at Williams, Matt Harman at the head of the bill

Williams has announced a wave of arrivals within its technical department including Matt Harman, formerly ofAlpine and Mercedes.

Published on 27/06/2024 à 16:29

Gonzalo Forbes

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Avalanche of recruits at Williams, Matt Harman at the head of the bill

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While waiting to reveal the identity of its second driver to support Alex Albon for season 2025, Williams has embarked on a restructuring of its technical department. Thus, the Grove manufacturer has formalized 5 new recruits and a head of information and analysis. New faces who are part of this policy of renewal within the English team which expects a total of 26 new people who will join it during the year.

Concerning, the 5 “very experienced technical leaders in Formula 1 » as described Williams, we find Matt Herman, Fabrice Moncade, Juan Molina, Steve Winstanley and Richard Frith.

In more detail, Matt Hermann, who arrived at Renault and Alpine in 2019, since Mercedes, left the Blues last March where he held the position of technical director. On the Grove side, he will be in charge of design after the summer break. Fabrice Moncade arrives as chief IT engineer from July 1st.

Juan Molina has been recruited as chief aerodynamicist, a position he previously held at Haas. Also passed by Red Bull, he is expected from July 15 and will report to Adam Kenyon, appointed head of aerodynamics a few days ago. Steve Winstanley has been appointed chief engineer of composites and structures, to lead the restructuring and modernization of the car design department. Finally, Richard Frith has been recruited as head of performance systems from 2025.

All will be part of the technical team led by Pat Fry, a member of Williams since last November.

As for the head of information and analysis, it is Sorin Cheran who has spent the last 17 years at Hewlett Packard. He is " specializing in artificial intelligence and innovation and will lead the transformation of how the team acquires, stores, indexes and uses data to build a best-in-class technology operation. » All we have to do now is formalize the second pilot for the next campaign…

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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