Williams presents new technical director switching from Volkswagen

23-03-2021 10:24 | Updated: 23-03-2021 10:31
by GPblog.com
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Williams presents new technical director switching from Volkswagen

Williams has appointed a new technical director for the 2021 Formula One season. François-Xavier Demaison (better known as FX) should bring the Grove-based team back to its glory days with a new design for 2022.

In the last couple of years Williams has lost the Constructors' Championship and with the departure of Frank and Claire Williams the original founders also disappeared. Under the leadership of the new owners of Dorilton Capital Williams wants to become competitive again and with Demaison at least one technical director has been found.

Technical director of Williams

''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,'' said Williams CEO Jost Capito in the team's statement.

FX, who makes the move from Volkswagen Motorsport, is also very proud of his return to Formula One himself, ''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'', concludes Demaison.

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