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Experienced F1 designer set to join HRT

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    From The F1 Times:
    Hispania look to have secured the services of the very well-experienced F1 designer, Jorg Zander, who will join the outfit before the current season is up.

    Zander has an impressive CV. Having graduated from University he immediately joined Toyota's Touring Car outfit before leaving to work with Keke Rosberg's DTM team.

    He has also worked on Toyota's Le Mans project before a promotion saw him join their F1 team prior to 2002. A move to BAR/Honda in 2003 was followed by a job at Williams as chief designer in 2005. It only lasted a year before a move to BMW-Sauber was on the cards.

    He then left Sauber and joined Honda, once again, in 2008. He stayed with the team until mid-2009, the year the outfit, under the Brawn GP banner, secured both titles.

    The German currently works with Audi on their LMP1 project, but was seen in the Hispania motorhome with team principal Colin Kolles at the Italian GP. It's widely believed he has agreed to join the Spanish oufit which was recently bought out by an investment company.

    People are going to have to start taking HRT seriously in the next few seasons if they continue with this kind of development.
  2. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Founder Staff Premium

    They can hire Adrian Newey but without money that HRT team will not improve.
  3. Georgios Davakos

    Georgios Davakos

    I really hope this team gets to the mid-field because they have been working hard to stay in F1.
  4. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    It isn't entirely down to money, just about 3/4 of it is. Look at Toyota F1 for example. I hope this could at least jump them up to Lotus standard, Zander is a big name.
  5. Adam Eggbeer

    Adam Eggbeer

    However Geoff Willis has left the team because of the lack of finance promised to design and build next years car.
  6. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer

    LOL looks like there will be lots more "This could be you" back on the car this year!
  7. Christian Burge

    Christian Burge

    good for hrt i have a soft spot for them i hope this will begin a move up the standings i doubt it but i can hope