Aston Martin F1 has hired Luca Furbatto as its new Engineering Director, as Andrew Green has been promoted to be Chief Technical Officer with immediate effect.

The long due promotion of Green has happened after Aston Martin announced him as the CTO of the F1 outfit with immediate effect. He will be replaced by Furbatto as the engineering director, who will report to Green going forward.

Much like Red Bull, even Aston Martin is on a hiring spree, with Otmar Szafnauer eyeing 800 people in the F1 team, from the current 535. Furbatto is the first of their big signing, with more to be announced, who will add depth to its technical operations.

Furbatto’s work will stretch to both trackside and factory operations. He will be placed at their Silverstone base ahead of the 2022 season. “As we continue to add weight to our technical team, we are hugely excited that Luca Furbatto has chosen to join Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team,” said Szafnauer.

“Working with our existing Engineering Group, he will bring a valuable perspective and knowledge to help shape our approach in the short and medium term. This appointment coincides with Andrew Green stepping up to a new role where he will take a global perspective on the company’s mid to long-term technical strategy.”

Meanwhile, Green, stated: “The recruitment of Luca Furbatto adds an exceptionally talented engineer to our Technical Team. He brings a vast amount of experience with him built up from more than two decades in the sport spent at several leading Formula 1 teams. This is the first of many key appointments we are making in line with our ambition to establish Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team at the front of the grid.”

And finally, Furbatto, added: “It is very exciting to join Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team as Engineering Director. It is a project that has all the ingredients for success – committed leadership, a talented workforce, and fresh investment in resources. I am looking forward to playing my part in establishing this team at the very top of the sport.

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