Nikolas Tombazis, the former Ferrari chief designer, has been appointed Chief Aerodynamicist at Manor F1. His career in the sport date back to 1992 when he first joined Benetton and went on to have stints at McLaren and Ferrari, ultimately becoming the chief designer at Maranello for nine years.
“I am delighted to announce Nikolas in the position of Chief Aerodynamicist,” said the team’s technical director John McQuilliam. “I believe this appointment will help to amplify the efforts of a very talented design team that, in recent years, has not had the opportunity to showcase the full extent of their experience and capabilities. I am confident that, together with our new Mercedes power unit and Williams gearbox and technical partnership, our new aero structure will provide us with the strength to design and develop consistently competitive racing cars to help steer us towards our long-term ambitions.”