F1 recruits engineers to help future rule changes

Formula 1 chiefs have appointed two leading engineers to help guide future rule changes, as part of a push by Ross Brawn to improve the sport.

Former Williams, Toyota and Lotus aerodynamicist Jason Somerville has joined F1 has head of aerodynamics, while former BAR, Honda, Brawn and Williams engineer Craig Wilson will join as head of vehicle performance.

The pair will form part of a small group of engineers that motorsport chief Brawn is putting in place to help deliver better rules that will make F1 more entertaining and more sustainable.

F1 has made clear that the pair will work in close co-operation with the FIA's own F1 technical department to help share ideas and work together to improve things.

F1 has also appointed Nigel Kerr, a former strategic officer at BAR, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, as new finance director. He will take up his role on August 1 to take responsibility for financial strategy within the F1 motorsports team.

Speaking about the new appointments, Brawn said: "I am delighted to welcome three extremely experienced figures who have established themselves as experts within Formula 1 over many decades.

"We are building a team that enables stronger links to be forged between Formula 1's management and the sport's various stakeholders, ensuring that regulations are implemented with the involvement of all parties."


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