Williams has confirmed the appointment of Rob Smedley as Head of Vehicle Performance, a newly created position which will strengthen the trackside team whilst also “supporting the development work back at the factory to help bring more performance to the car throughout the season”.
Rob will be supported by Race Engineers Andrew Murdoch, who is engineer to Felipe Massa, and Jonathan Eddolls, who remains with Valtteri Bottas in 2014.
The team has also hired Richard Lockwood as Head of Race Strategy. He joins the team from Marussia, where he was employed for the last three years. Prior to that he was an engineer with Bridgestone Motorsport.
The team has also announced that Suzie Wolff will be taking part in a couple of free practice sessions this year. It will be interesting to see how she does against the regular drivers in terms of lap time.