It has been a busy day of moves in Formula One, following the news from Mercedes this afternoon that James Allison has joined the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team as Technical Director later in the day it was Williams Martini Racing Team’s turn.

The Grove based outfit have confirmed that former Renault (Lotus F1 Team) and Ferrari chief Aerodynamicist Dirk De Beer has joined the outfit as Chief Aerodynamicist.

Speaking about his arrival at the Williams Martini Racing Team, De Beer commented by saying:

I am extremely pleased to be joining Williams. The team has an incredible heritage in Formula One, and I’m proud to now be a part of that. I’m looking forward to working with Dave Wheater and the Williams aero team to help continue driving forward the development of the car throughout the season and beyond. I would like to thank Williams for giving me this opportunity.

Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams commented by saying:

We’re delighted to have someone with Dirk’s vast experience joining us. Having spent several years as a Head of Aerodynamics in Formula One, his knowledge and technical expertise will undoubtedly be a great asset to the team in our continued push to restore Williams to the front of the grid.

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