Alfa Romeo Racing announced the hiring of Alessandro Cinelli from Scuderia Ferrari as the new Head of Aerodynamics for the rest of the 2019 F1 season and beyond.
Cinelli will start his work with Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport as the new Head of Aerodynamics to replace Jan Monochaux on August 19, with the latter moving into the Technical Director role to replace the out-going Simone Resta.
The Italian joins the Swiss-Italian outfit from Ferrari, where he worked from 2002 until 2019 in various roles – the most recent one being Head of Aero Experimental Group and also the Head of Aero Performance Group.
Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG said: “I am delighted to welcome Alessandro to Sauber Motorsport and Alfa Romeo Racing. He joins a strong aerodynamics team and we are eager to see them continue the good work that was done so far.
“The recent appointments show how we continue to strengthen our structures and represent an evolution, rather than a revolution, of the system that has helped us progress in recent years.”
At the same time, Cinelli, the new Head of Aerodynamics of the team, added: “I am really excited about my appointment at Sauber Motorsport and I am looking forward to the challenge of leading an extremely talented group of people as Head of Aerodynamics.
“I join this young team with the mission to build on the solid foundations that have already been laid and to help produce results on track. I am confident we can continue on the right direction and bring even more success to the team.”