Aston Martin indicators Merc aero chief Blandin for 2022
Aston Martin has pulled off one other important appointment by securing the providers of Mercedes chief aerodynamicist Eric Blandin for subsequent season.
Blandin (pictured above with Valtteri Bottas), was a part of aero groups at each Purple Bull and Ferrari previous to becoming a member of Mercedes in 2011, and was promoted to the function of chief aerodynamicist in 2017. After greater than a decade in Brackley — the place he has been a part of the workforce that has received the previous seven consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championships — Blandin will transfer to Aston Martin in 2022 because the Lawrence Stroll-owned workforce continues its recruitment drive.
“We will verify that Eric Blandin will start working for Aston Martin Cognizant System 1 Staff subsequent yr,” an Aston Martin spokesperson stated. “His precise begin date shouldn’t be but confirmed. The transition from Mercedes AMG F1 Staff to ourselves might be an amicable one.”
Aston Martin has already introduced the signings of Purple Bull head of aerodynamics Dan Fallows as its new technical director and Alfa Romeo chief designer Luca Furbatto as engineering director, because it expands its workforce forward of a transfer into a brand new headquarters.
The previous Racing Level workforce was rebranded as Aston Martin this yr as Stroll appears to be like to show it right into a championship-contending outfit. Martin Whitmarsh joined as CEO of the brand new Aston Martin Efficiency Applied sciences group in September, a transfer that would but see present workforce principal Otmar Szafnauer change to Alpine.