Andretti signs Pat Symonds after his departure from F1 and continues to press

Andretti signs Pat Symonds after his departure from F1 and continues to press
Andretti signs Pat Symonds after his departure from F1 and continues to press

As previously reported, Symonds will step down from his role as F1 technical director after seven years in that role, in which he has played a major role in creating F1’s technical regulations for 2022 and also the one yet to come. publish by 2026.

With the chassis rules for 2026 practically finalized, Symonds decided to leave the organizationas I had been considering for a long time.

It has now been known that Andretti Cadillac is your next destinationas Michael Andretti’s organization has hired the 71-year-old to be its Executive Engineering Consultant.

Symonds will work from the factory that they recently opened in the United Kingdom, after first completing their gardening period.

The signing of Symonds is another step for Andrettiwho is still obsessed with reaching Formula 1.

Although denied entry for 2026, he has not taken no for an answer and has continued his preparation, launching his Silverstone headquarters and launching a recruitment drive, with Symonds now emerging as the first big coup.

F1 has left the door open to a new attempt in 2028 with GM (Cadillac) power units.

Symonds was already part of the Benetton team that won F1 championships with Michael Schumacher behind the wheel in the mid-nineties.

He remained with the team during his time at Renault until leaving in the wake of the Singapore crashgate scandal in 2008, before returning to the sport as a consultant for Virgin. He later became Williams’ chief technology officer and joined the F1 organization in 2017.

 
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