Red Bull aero chief Fallows to join Aston Martin in April after agreement on early release
Red Bull’s Head of Aerodynamics Dan Fallows will begin a new chapter at Aston Martin as their Technical Director in April after the two Formula 1 teams reached an agreement regarding his notice period.
Red Bull announced last June that Fallows would be leaving for their Silverstone rivals, though it was anticipated they may have to wait quite some time before he could start because of his contract.
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But following talks, Red Bull and Aston Martin on Tuesday released a joint statement saying Fallows would join his new team on April 2 – and until then he “remains a Red Bull Technology employee”.
Aston Martin Group Chief Executive Martin Whitmarsh said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Red Bull which releases Dan early from his contract and are looking forward to him joining the team.”
Red Bull boss Christian Horner added: “We would like to thank Dan for his many years of excellent service and wish him well for the future.”
Fallows said: “I've enjoyed many happy years at Red Bull Racing and am proud of what we achieved. I am looking forward to next season and a new challenge.”
Fallows will form part of a triumvirate of technical leaders at billionaire Lawrence Stroll’s Aston Martin team, joining Performance Director Tom McCullough and Engineering Director Luca Furbatto – the latter having moved across from Alfa Romeo at the end of last season. The trio will report to Chief Technical Officer Andrew Green.
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Fallows has worked at Red Bull since 2006, rising from Aerodynamics Team Leader to head the department in 2014. During that period the team won four drivers’ and four constructors’ championships with Sebastian Vettel, with whom Fallows will link up with again at Aston Martin.
The news comes just days after Aston Martin announced former BMW motorsport head Mike Krack will take over from recently-departed Otmar Szafnauer as the squad’s new Team Principal.