Williams has announced a major appointment to its technical division by luring Pat Fry from Alpine to become its chief technical officer.
James Vowles arrived from Mercedes to take over the running of the team in February. He began overhauling the team’s technical department, telling RaceFans in June he was “very clear in my mind what that looks like now.” Vowles confirmed Fry’s appointment in an interview on Sky.
Fry brings experience of working at half the current grid in a technical capacity over his career. Having worked at Benetton he spent a long spell at McLaren between 1993 and 2010, rising to the role of chief engineer.
From there he moved to Ferrari as assistant technical director and later became engineering director. He moved to Manor in 2014, then spent a while out of F1 when that team collapsed at the end of 2016.
Fry returned to McLaren in 2018 and later went back to another of his former teams, Renault – formerly Benetton – which became Alpine.
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