Top engineer Gillan leaves Williams team

Mark Gillan (GBR) Williams F1 Chief Operations Engineer in the Press Conference. Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, Friday 8 June 2012.Dec.18 (GMM) Mark Gillan, chief operations engineer, has left Williams.

Citing the confirmation of a team spokeswoman, Reuters news agency reports that Gillan – who only joined the famous British team just over a year ago – wants to “spend more time with his family”.

Gillan worked for Jaguar from 2002, moving from Red Bull to Toyota in 2006 to head the Cologne based team’s aerodynamics department.

Reuters claimed that, alongside Mike Coughlan and Jason Sommerville, Gillan was “one of a  trio of technical people” credited with turning around Williams F1′s fortunes after its abysmal 2011 season.

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  • JodyRenza

    Williams reminds me of Ferrari after 1979….what a slide! Maybe there’s a wolf in their management??
    It can only get better with Valtteri in 2013!