Aston Martin target Fallows start date before 2022 season begins

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Aston Martin intends to bring its new head of aerodynamics, Dan Fallows, into the team before the beginning of next season.

Fallows’ recruitment was announced by the team in June. However his current employer Red Bull has previously indicated it will not release him until his current contract expires in the middle of 2023.

Aston Martin CEO Otmar Szafnauer said the team is “still negotiating on Dan’s start date and once that’s known, we’ll let everybody know.”

However he is hopeful Fallows will join before the 2022 F1 season begins on March 20th next year.

“Our aim is to get him to start ASAP and sometime in the first quarter of next year,” said Szafnauer. “So if it’s the start of next season, that is in the first quarter of next year. Hopefully in that time frame, we will be able to have him start.”

Another recent Aston Martin hiring, engineering director Luca Furbatto, will join the team from Alfa Romeo sooner. “Luca will be with us within weeks,” Szafnauer confirmed. “Just like everybody, they’ve got their notice periods to work out and all those. So within weeks Luca will be free to start with us.”

Aston Martin has launched an ambitious recruitment drive having set itself the target of winning the world championship within five years.

“Things haven’t slowed down in the recruitment,” said Szafnauer, “but unless they’re very senior, we don’t announce everybody. We’ve hired over 150 people this year and we will continue to hire.”

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2 comments on “Aston Martin target Fallows start date before 2022 season begins”

  1. Is Dan still working at Red Bull or is he on gardening leave?

    1. I am sure he was immediately sidetracked or indeed put on gardening leave Alec. To keep him working on anything on the car would be stupid for Red Bull.

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