Aston Martin has unveiled a new technical management structure it hopes will lead to the winning of grands prix and F1 world titles.
The team recently confirmed the appointment of Andrew Green to the position of chief technical officer, stepping up from his role as technical director.
In taking responsibility for global technical strategy, Green will be supported by three senior technical leaders - performance director, engineering director, and technical director.
Tom McCullough will continue to be responsible for trackside engineering and performance with the new title of performance director, focusing on all the performance areas within the factory, such as aero, vehicle, simulation and software.
After recently being announced as engineering director, Luca Furbatto will take up responsibility for factory engineering support and projects, including structures, reliability and R&D.
Aston Martin, however, is currently engaged in talks with Alfa Romeo in the hope the Italian team will release Furbatto earlier than his currently planned release date of early next year.
A new technical director has yet to be confirmed, but that person will take the lead on aerodynamics development, overall car design and the short to mid-term technical strategy.
Team principal Otmar Szafnauer said: “As Andrew Green takes on this important strategic technical role, I am pleased to outline our new structure that will add real strength in depth to our technical operations.
“In Tom, we have an experienced and talented engineer, who will continue to be responsible for trackside performance as well as the many factory-based performance functions. He is a strong leader, who has contributed a huge amount to the team’s success over the last eight years.
“With Luca adding expertise to factory operations, focused on the technical support areas, we have brought in another excellent people manager with great expertise in his areas of responsibility. Both men will report to Andrew, as will the soon to be appointed new technical director.
“Everybody at Aston Martin aims to win grands prix and world championships, and this new and improved structure we have created mirrors that of the most successful teams in Formula 1 today.”
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