UK – It has been announced today that Williams Grand Prix Engineering, has hired two key designers to join their technical team.
The designers David Worner and Jonathan Carter, previously of Renault and Red Bull, have joined the ROKiT Williams Racing staff as chief designer and deputy chief designer respectively.
David Worner, former deputy chief designer at Red Bull Racing since 2014, will take on the step-up role of chief designer at Williams, which is fronted by F1 drivers Canadian Nicholas Latifi and Brit George Russell.
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal at Williams commented on the appointments:
“Dave and Jonathan bring enormous experience, knowledge and skills to the Williams team. We are delighted that they are joining us in the near future.”
Williams expanded on her comments, outlining what the new recruits will bring to an already forward thinking technical team:
“They will strengthen our design capabilities and work closely with Adam Carter, our chief engineer, and the other senior members of the engineering team on the design and development of the next generation of Williams F1 cars.”
Betting odds at many UK bookmakers have today been updated and unfortunately for Williams it is not great news.
The hangover from the poor 2019 season has left them in a very poor 1000/1 last position in the Constructors Championship for 2020.
Both Williams drivers are also in last position on the Driver’s Championship grid for next season, which kicks off on the 15th March 2020, at over 2000/1 long shot odds.
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes is the current 7/4 favourite to win the opening race and become the Australian Grand Prix winner, with Valtteri Bottas, also of Mercedes and Max Verstappen of Red Bull joint 7/2 second favourites.
Odds as of 28th January 2020.