Connect with us

2018 F1

Former McLaren chief engineer Doug McKiernan joins Williams F1

Published

on

Williams F1 team is pleased to announce that Doug McKiernan has today joined the Formula One technical team as Chief Engineer.

In this new project-focused position, Doug will report to Chief Technical Officer, Paddy Lowe and will work alongside his colleagues in the senior technical team at Williams.

Doug began his Formula One career at McLaren in 1999 as an Aerodynamic Analyst. Over his time at McLaren he progressed to Chief Aerodynamicist, Head of Aerodynamics and finally Chief Engineer, before stepping down in 2015.

Chief Technical Officer, Paddy Lowe, commented: “Having worked with Doug closely between 2007 and 2012, I am sure that his talent and experience will significantly strengthen our team and we are delighted that he is joining us. Since returning to Williams last year, it has become clear that in order help move the team forward we need greater engineering resources. We have already started to make excellent progress, with Dirk de Beer our Head of Aerodynamics leading an invigorated aerodynamics team. The addition of Doug to the senior team, supporting our Chief Designer Ed Wood and Dirk in particular, will give us the breadth for more focus on technical strategy, and the optimisation of car architecture across design and aerodynamics.”

Doug McKiernan added: “It is a pleasure to be joining Williams. The team has exciting plans for the future, and it is great to see the work already being done with the aerodynamic and engineering teams to produce the FW41, whilst also looking ahead to future cars as Williams continues its charge to move further forwards on the grid. The team already has a strong engineering department, and I hope that I can further add to that to continue driving forward the development of the FW41 and future cars.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F120 hours ago

Wehrlein not interested in uncompetitive F1 return

Pascal Wehrlein says he “definitely” is not angling to return to formula one with a back of the grid team....

2019 F120 hours ago

Schumacher to also test Ferrari in Bahrain

Mick Schumacher looks set to drive not one but two separate formula one cars at the post-Bahrain GP test. Earlier,...

2019 F121 hours ago

Non B-teams trying to harm Haas – Steiner

Haas boss Gunther Steiner says rival teams are trying to “harm” the Ferrari-linked outfit by lobbying to stop the practice...

2019 F121 hours ago

Ferrari make corrections for Bahrain

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto has confirmed the Italian team has made “corrections” ahead of the Bahrain grand prix based...

2019 F12 days ago

Perez more optimistic about Mexico GP future

Sergio Perez is suddenly sounding more optimistic about the future of Mexico’s grand prix. Earlier, it emerged that the Mexican...

2019 F12 days ago

Schumacher to test Alfa Romeo next week

Mick Schumacher’s first formula one test will take place next week in Bahrain. We had already reported that the son...

2019 F12 days ago

Money not the problem for Dutch GP – Lammers

Dutch GP boss Jan Lammers says money is “not really the problem” as Zandvoort struggles to secure a F1 race...

2019 F12 days ago

F1 should look into ‘e-fuels’ – Abiteboul

Cyril Abiteboul says F1 should look into introducing “e-fuels”. In an increasingly environmentally-minded world, the Renault boss doubts F1 did...

2019 F12 days ago

FIA responds to 2019 start light problem

F1’s governing body is making adjustments ahead of the Bahrain grand prix so that drivers at the back of the...

2019 F12 days ago

Boullier knew McLaren-Honda would fail

Former McLaren boss Eric Boullier said he realised immediately that the McLaren-Honda adventure would be a failure. “Already in the...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media