CHAMPCAR/CART: Handford to leave Lola

It is announced today (Tuesday) that aerodynamicist Mark Handford is to leave leading British racecar manufacturer Lola Cars International to take up a new position within Formula One with the Jaguar Racing Grand Prix team. During the last 12 ...

It is announced today (Tuesday) that aerodynamicist Mark Handford is to leave leading British racecar manufacturer Lola Cars International to take up a new position within Formula One with the Jaguar Racing Grand Prix team.

During the last 12 months Handford's main role has been the design of hardware and software for Lola's state-of-the-art wind tunnel at its Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, headquarters. His efforts have helped establish the facility as one of the best available globally.

"Everyone wishes Mark all the best in Formula One," says Lola's Managing Director, David Bowes. "Mark has made a big contribution in getting our wind tunnel up and running and as a result of that we've probably got the best commercially available wind tunnel in the world.

"We are naturally sorry to see him leave but we're parting on great terms and we've really enjoyed our year working together. I'm sure Mark will be a great asset to the Jaguar team, as he has been to Lola, but he came here to do a specific job and that job is now finished."

Handford will leave Lola at the end of this week (Friday, October 13).

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Series Formula 1 , IndyCar
Teams Jaguar Racing