Geoffrey Willis to join B.A.R. as Technical Director

Malcolm Oastler announced today that Geoffrey Willis, currently Chief Aerodynamicist at WilliamsF1, will join British American Racing Honda as Technical Director next March. "As Technical Director Geoffrey will be responsible for the car's ...

Malcolm Oastler announced today that Geoffrey Willis, currently Chief Aerodynamicist at WilliamsF1, will join British American Racing Honda as Technical Director next March. "As Technical Director Geoffrey will be responsible for the car's aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics programmes. I will continue to develop the long-term technical strategy and will concentrate on the design, electronics and engineering functions, as well as managing relationships with key technical partners. To avoid confusion I will be called Engineering Director."

"I have been conscious for some time that the job I've been trying to do here is too much for one person. Even me! At the same time, we have been missing the senior technical experience that can only come from teams at the top of the Championship. Geoffrey fits the bill perfectly and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us."

"I see this as a major opportunity," said Geoffrey. "British American Racing Honda is a young team open to new ideas and has the resources in place to achieve its ultimate ambition of winning the Championship. I believe I can make a significant contribution and look forward to working with Malcolm in moving the team up the grid."

Craig Pollock, Managing Director of British American Racing Honda commented, "I think Malcolm has made a great appointment. With Geoffrey's arrival I believe we will have a technical team second to none in Formula One."

- www.bar.net

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Teams Williams , British American Racing