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Williams strengthen aero team 09 Dec 2013

Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice, Hungaroring, Hungary. Friday, 26 July 2013 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Race Day, Montreal, Canada, Sunday, 9 June 2013 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Italian Grand Prix, Practice, Monza, Italy, Friday, 6 September 2013

Williams have announced a strengthened aerodynamics line-up as the team gear up for the 2014 season. Dave Wheater will join from Lotus to become head of aerodynamic performance, reporting to existing head of aerodynamics Jason Somerville. Also supporting Somerville will be Shaun Whitehead, previously of Red Bull Racing, who joins as head of aerodynamic process.

Commenting on the new appointments, Somerville said: "I'm very pleased to have secured the first class talents of Dave and Shaun, both of whom have enviable track records within F1. With the exciting challenges ahead for 2014, I am confident they will both add strength and experience to the team here at Grove."

Pat Symonds, Williams’ chief technical officer, added: "These two appointments show our commitment to both improving the process of aerodynamic development while focussing on the application of that development to true on-track performance. Dave and Shaun bring a wealth of experience to our team and I welcome them both to Grove and fully expect them to make significant contributions to the renewed competitiveness that we are all working so hard to achieve.

“With Dave and Shaun on board, and under Jason's stewardship, we will be well positioned to make gains in this important area and support the continuing task of developing the FW36 in what promises to be an exciting year for the sport in 2014."

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