Honda appoints chief aerodynamicist

As the Honda Racing F1 Team prepares for the final commissioning of its new state of the art wind tunnel, it is pleased to confirm that Mariano Alperin-Bruvera has been promoted to the position of Chief Aerodynamicist. With building work on the...

As the Honda Racing F1 Team prepares for the final commissioning of its new state of the art wind tunnel, it is pleased to confirm that Mariano Alperin-Bruvera has been promoted to the position of Chief Aerodynamicist.

With building work on the new full scale tunnel nearing completion, Mariano will now lead the efforts of a significantly expanded team of aerodynamicists, designers, technicians and modelmakers at the Brackley Operations Centre in the UK, which works alongside a similar group at the Dome facility in Japan.

The 40 year old Argentinian joined the team at its inception in 1998 as a Senior Aerodynamicist. Prior to that, he held aerodynamicist positions with AGS France, Lamborghini and Fondmetal. He then moved to the Durango F3000 team before returning to Formula One for a four year spell with the former Minardi team.

Geoffrey Willis, Technical Director of the Honda Racing F1 Team, commented: "Mariano Alperin-Bruvera has been part of this team since the beginning and a key player in its progress to date. His new role will see him step up from head of one of our two aero development groups to a position of overall aerodynamic leadership. I have every confidence that in the position of Chief Aerodynamicist, Mariano will continue to play a pivotal role in our team's pursuit of its championship ambitions."

Commenting on his new position, Mariano Alperin-Bruvera said: "I'm very proud to be given this opportunity to lead what I believe to be one of the strongest and most talented aerodynamics teams in Formula One. Our new wind tunnel represents a new technological step in aerodynamic research and I'm confident that there are some very exciting times ahead of us."

-honda-

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Teams Honda Racing F1 Team , Minardi