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New appointments bolster Williams technical team

February 2, 2020

Williams Racing have strengthened their technical staff with the signing of two new experienced engineers.

Jonathan Carter and David Worner, who take up their positions “in the near future” arrive from Renault F1 and Red Bull respectively bring with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise, and strengthen a design department short of key figures in recent months.

“Dave and Jonathan bring enormous experience, knowledge and skills to the Williams team, and we are delighted that they are joining us in the near future.” said Williams Racing’s deputy team principal Claire Williams.

“They will strengthen our design capabilities and work closely with Adam Carter, our Chief Engineer, and the other senior members of the Engineering team on the design and development of the next generation of Williams F1 cars.”

Carter’s career in motorsport started in 1979 with Reynard Racing Cars, the British enfineer also working for Arrows as a Design Engineer for six years.

He then moved to McLaren in 2002 where he eventually became Deputy Head of Vehicle Design in 2012.

Jonathan Carter’s motorsport career began with Reynard in the late 1970s. He then moved to Arrows and then McLaren, becoming Deputy Head of Vehicle Design, before joining Renault in 2015.

Worner joined Formula 1 in 1997, again with Arrows, before joining a Jaguar team bought by Red Bull where he remained, overseeing the Synergies initiative between RBR and Toro Rosso until joining Williams.

Williams have haemorrhaged key technical staff since their slide down the championship began in 2017/2018 (depending on who you ask).

Williams suffered their worst ever Formula 1 season in 2019, scoring just a solitary point in 21 races, the majority of which were spent well adrift of the competition.

With these two recruitments, they’re seeking to reverse the decline and make serious progress towards the front of the field.


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