Following its poaching of Red Bull Racing’s head of aerodynamics, Dan Fallows, the Aston Martin Formula 1 team has announced its hiring of Andrew Alessi, also of Red Bull, as head of technical operations.
Alessi will lead, manage and develop the design, planning, production and operations of the team’s aerodynamics department. He previously made a significant contribution to Red Bull Racing’s aerodynamics department, in several areas, over many years.
Commenting on his new role, Alessi said, “I am delighted to be joining the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team as head of technical operations. Like everyone in and around Formula 1, I have seen and been impressed by the evident ambition of the team I am joining, led as it is now by Lawrence Stroll [executive chairman], and I am very much looking forward to working with Otmar Szafnauer [team principal and chief executive officer] as well as the very capable technical- and engineering-focused members of the senior management team.
“Now is a fantastic time to be joining a team that is growing fast, and I am ready to get stuck in straight away so as to contribute to the process of making the significant aerodynamic and operational improvements that we need in order to win consistently in the future.”