Williams Racing announced on Tuesday, ahead of the start of the 2021 Formula One season this weekend in Bahrain that they have appointed former Head of Technical Development at Volkswagen Motorsport Francois-Xavier Demaison as Technical Director and will report directly to Williams Racing CEO Jost Capito.
Speaking about the news, Demaison commented saying:
I am really looking forward to joining Williams Racing, as they begin an exciting journey to turn their performance around. It’s going to be a great challenge, but one that I am eager to start. They have a great team of talented people, and I hope I can work with them and the senior management team to help carve out a direction for the future, to help the team achieve its ambitions.
Williams Racing CEO Jost Capito commented on Demaison’s arrival at the Grove-based outfit saying:
We are delighted to welcome FX to the team. I have seen his technical capabilities first-hand, and his sporting successes speak for themselves. Bringing in someone of his calibre to our already experienced technical team will help drive the future direction of our operation and strengthen our team. I have no doubt that his knowledge will contribute to us taking another important step towards our ambitions of winning again. At Williams we have an exciting challenge ahead of us, and I look forward to seeing FX contribute as we continue on this journey.
Williams Racing have an unchanged line up for 2021 with George Russell and Nicholas Latifi returning to the team.