CHAMPCAR/CART: Fernandez Racing announces personnel changes

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 8, 2003) -- Fernandez Racing has restructured its engineering department with the departure of Race Engineer David Watson earlier this week. The changes will take effect with this weekend's Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio,...

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 8, 2003) -- Fernandez Racing has restructured its engineering department with the departure of Race Engineer David Watson earlier this week. The changes will take effect with this weekend's Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, Round 13 of the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.

The engineering staff will be led by Chris Finch, race engineer, who is in his third season with Fernandez Racing. Finch will be supported by the team's existing engineering staff of Dan Grabski, assistant race engineer, Matt Huth, data acquisition engineer, and Ivan Koldsgaard, data/shock engineer.

"It was felt that a change of direction was needed regarding our CART engineering program," said Tom Anderson, Co-Owner/Managing Director. "Adrian will work with our existing engineering staff with Chris assuming the role of Adrian's engineer."

Finch, 36, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, has worked as a both an assistant and race engineer with Adrian Fernandez. Finch came to Fernandez Racing from Riley & Scott where he spent four years as project engineer on the company's IRL program prior to assuming the role of assistant aerodynamicist in the Cadillac Sportscar and IRL programs. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor and Masters of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

"This is a tough business and sometimes you have to make tough decisions unfortunately," said Fernandez. "Chris has been with the team since the beginning as have Matt and Ivan, with Dan joining us full time last year. We have a core engineering group, and we will all work to make the most out of the seven races remaining this year."

For additional information on Fernandez Racing, please visit www.fernandezracing.net. For additional information on the Champ Car World Series, please visit www.champcarworldseries.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Tom Anderson